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Ruby Flower Center Flying Lady Bowl
The story surrounding origins of Flying Lady bowl makes owning piece that much more interesting – and makes piece more valuable! In Ohio, where Cambridge Glass Company called home, glassworkers visited a traveling circus that had come into town. A beautiful lady performer, a German trapeze artist, so amazed glassworker/circus visitors, that they designed a mold in her honor. Flying Lady bowls come in several types of glass and patterns with prices usually in $400 range, depending upon their condition. But Queen Mother of this set – called Statuesque series – lies with ruby, flower-centered Flying Lady bowl. This precious piece garners upward of $2000 and more when found in mint condition. An interesting side note about this piece: When ministers visited those of their flock who owned Flying Lady bowl, they were spared vision of her nudity. Parishioners made sure she had been safely – and discreetly – tucked away during visits from preacher!
These are just a few of Depression Glass era’s most sought-after pieces, but many more remain to raise eyebrows of even most deep-pocketed glass collectors. Some of these pieces can only be found in Depression Glass museums or, as mentioned, in private collections. But some – albeit a tiny few – still remain out there somewhere, just waiting for some incredibly lucky finder to discover them.
Could that lucky person be you? You’ll never know unless you try, so get to hunting!
Until next time,
Murray Hughes http://www.DepressionGlassSecrets.com
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