New Glass AlertMarch 2004 - 6 3/4" Fairy Lamp: Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Blue Carnival, Jade, Jade Carnival, Lavender, Lavender Carnival. 12 1/2" Egg Plate: Apple Green, Apple Green Carnival, Apple Green Opalescent, Lavender, Lavender Carnival, Cobalt Blue Carnival, Colonial Blue, Red Carnival. Lavender Carnival: 12 1/4" Low-Footed Rolled Edge Cake Plate, 12" Banana Dish, 12 1/4" Low-Footed Cake Plate.
January 2004 - Royal Plum: 6 1/2" Banana Stand, 10" Open Compote, 6 1/2" Rolled Edge Pedestal Compote, Toothpick Holder, 6" Crimped Pedestal Compote, 6" Pedestal Cake Plate. Pink: 6 1/2" Rolled Edge Pedestal Compote.
December 2003 - Cobalt Blue Carnival: 6225 Courting Candle Lamp, (6250) 13" Egg Plate, 3 1/2" x 9" Shrimp Cocktail, 6 1/2" Banana Stand. 12 3/4" Lavender Crimped Serving Tray.
There are five new pieces availabe in amberina and amberina carnival. (Egg Plate, Fairy Lamp, 9 1/4 Cake Plate, 6 1/2" Banana Stand, 6 1/2" Pedestal Rose Bowl) -- 08/15/2003
It appears that L. E. Smith Glass Company is making many new pieces in Royal Plum (Dark Amethyst), Pink, Light Lavender, and Light Lavender Carnival. I will try to post more details. --06/22/2003
L. E. Smith Glass Company is again making the 6" round covered compote (Smith 5204) in colonial blue. The 10" scalloped edge compote (Smith 6211) is being produced in amethyst, I am not sure if it was available in the color before. -- 01/10/2003
The following list shows New Moon and Star items that are currently being sold.
History of Moon & Star Glass
In 1874 Adams and Company introduce a new pattern of pressed glass named "Palace". Very early, the glass gained the name "Moon and Star", because of the round depression with a star-like design. All of the pieces produced were all of clear glass. Some of the pieces produced were compotes, goblets, relish dishes, saltshakers, spoon holders, sugar bowl, creamer, round butter dish, and more. Twisted handles were made separately and added to some of the pieces. The twisted handles can help distinguish the older pieces with the newer pieces. The pattern was very popular, but due to the weight, transporting it was difficult and impractical.
In the mid 1930s L. G. Wright noticed the renewed interest in pattern glass. He commissioned several factories to produce reproductions of some of the patterns. These included "Daisy and Button", "Rose and Snow", "Westward Ho", "Moon and Star", and others. The 1938 inventory list shows goblets and bowls available in "Moon and Star". He sold his glass to gift shops, department stores, and antique dealers. Brochures from the mid 1940s show Moon and Star items in blue opalescent and crystal. Items continued to be manufacture in the Moon and Star pattern up through the 1990s. Sadly, on May 27, 1999 the L. G. Wright Glass Company closed its doors.
The L. E. Smith Glass Company started reproducing pressed glass in the late 1940's. In the 1960's catalogs from Smith Glass show the "Moon and Star" glass in various colors. It is believed that pieces were made earlier than this. They are still producing some pieces today.
L. E. Smith Glass Company contracted with Joseph Weishar of the Island Mould Company to produce some new Moon and Star molds in 1962. The molds would remain the property of Island Mould Company and L. E. Smith would pay royalties for each piece produced.
In 1988, Weishar Enterprises produced miniature water sets in various colors. A collectable line was introduced in 1993. This line reproduced some of the earlier glass, but thankfully all of the pieces are marked with the Weishar signature. Weishar is still producing Moon and Star glass today. Many of the pieces are in colors that weren't available previously and all are marked.
There is also some new items being made in Jadite (green milk glass) and Delphite (blue milk glass). I do not believe items were available in these colors in earlier years.
I do not have a problem with reproductions, as long as they are easily identifiable. Reproductions can increase the interest in the older glass.
Last updated April 8, 2010
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