New Martinsville's Number 45 Vase

by Dean Lowry
Volume 33 No. 3 - November/December 2006

The New Martinsville Glass Company produced many wonderful examples of glassware during the 1930's. One of the most stunning examples is the Number 45 vase. Even though this has the same line number as Janice, it isn't a part of Janice. If you compare the 2 vases, you can certainly see how the molds for the vase discussed here were reworked to create the Janice vase.

The vases shown here have the flared top. It can also have a cupped top. It is found in the following colors; amber, amethyst, crystal, Ritz blue, Stiegel green, Emerald green, Jade green, ruby and pink. Examples can be found with various etches and decorations by New Martinsville and other companies. You might be surprised at the examples you find out there.

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Crystal with New Martinsville’s # 25 Etch
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Amber with an Unknown Figural Etch
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Amethyst with Wheeling’s Doves, Roses and Daisies Decoration
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Ruby (undecorated)