Paden City Rooster Bookend Frosted Blue Depression Glass, Harry Barth Art Glass


This Depression Era Paden City Rooster bookend is in frosted blue glass. That and the fact that it's an upright rooster and that it's Paden City make this piece quite uncommon. From the National Depression Glass Association website about the company: The Paden City Glass Mfg. Company was founded at Paden City, West Virginia, in 1916. The company was to survive for 35 years only, closing forever in 1951. But in the time that the Company existed it created some of the most interesting, and most talked about glassware ever made in this country -- the elusive Paden City glassware held in such high esteem by collectors today." The frosted blue appears to be especially rare, although Paden did produce six shades of blue. The rooster bookends and most of the solid glass animals cast by Paden City were designed by Harry G. Barth of the Barth Art Company. The glass does have some scuffing on edges and corners, which I've tried to capture in the close up photos. Also has bubbles in the glass, which is not a flaw, but I did want to point those out again in close up photos. The same style of rooster but in clear glass is listed for $425 for the single bookend.

Measures 9-3/8" by 7-1/2" by 2-1/8" at the widest point across. The base measures 4-3/4" by 2-1/8" by 1". Weighs just over 4 lbs.

Art glass worth crowing about!


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