Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Glass Violins Are Not For Playing
Yes, it's another collection. This one started quite a while
ago. I am no longer adding to this collection unless I find
one for 99 cents at a thrift store. (which I did last year)
These are what I call glass violins. I don't really know
what the official name would be.
An antique dealer 20 years ago told me that the cobalt
blue violins were actually what Milk of Magnesia came in.
She could remember them in the pharmacy. They do have
a different shape from the others in my collection.
These are purple. Some are a deep purple and some
lighter. These, and most others in my collection, I think
were originally made to be a vase. As you can see, some
of them have hangers. And some of the hangers look
like the bow of the violin.
These are the aqua or turquoise group. You may notice
that they are different sizes. The cobalt violins are all
the same size but the vases vary from short-medium-
And these are the greens. Here you can better tell how they
vary in height. When I was a little girl (early 1950's) my
mother had two green violins on our back patio. She would
plant ivy in them for the summer and then they would come
down in the winter. None of these were hers....I don't know
what happened to hers. But I know that was why I was drawn
I have a couple of clear ones that you can see in the first
picture over to the left. They had screw tops and some sort
of liquid was in them...cologne, maybe.
If any one out there in blog land has any more information about
these violins I would enjoy learning more. They have become
harder to find and rather expensive but they are making repos
of the cobalt blue.
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