EAPG 1897 US Glass Illinois Clarissa Star of East Straw Holder

EAPG 1897 US Glass Illinois Clarissa Star of East Straw Holder
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Vintage From Paul is delighted to offer this stunning EAPG 1897 US Glass Illinois Clarissa Star of East Straw Holder.  While rarely seen today, these antique straw holders make for a stunning tall square vase!

In 1891, the U S Glass Co. began making pattern glass dishes in patterns named after the states which were members of the Union at that time. 

This beautiful piece of glass may look like a cut glass vase but it is actually an old, pressed glass strawholder in the Illinois pattern. The pattern is also known as Clarissa and Star of the East. It has a deep pressed pattern with a stippled star and pleated fan design. It is square and flared at the bottom.

These straw holders were originally sold in the early 1900's either with or without lids. You can see this on the page copied from an old, soda fountain catalog which shows the flint glass with a lid. They were priced more than double with the lid which is probably why you don't see as many with lids. This straw-holder is without the lid.

It measures 9-5/8 tall, 3-1/2 inches square at the top and flaring to 4-3/8 inches at the bottom and is in mint condition with very few, if any signs of wear. There is a little roughness on one of the side seams, due to the manufacturing process.  You may or may not feel it as it is very slight.

The EAPG 1897 US Glass Illinois Clarissa Star of East Straw Holder is in mint condition having no chips, cracks, sickness to the glass. This piece is amazing!  It is hard to believe that it is almost 120 years old! 

A beautiful piece to add to your EAPG collection!

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