For sale is a lovely piece of art glass made by the A Douglas Nash Corporation of Corona,"Queens", NY. The item is a luncheon plate and it is done in the very popular "Chintz" pinwheel pattern. This plate has some size to it as it 1/2" tall and is 8 1/2" in diameter. The bottom foot has a diameter of 5 1/4".
This plate displays a wonderful pinwheel pattern of a wavy cluthra style yellow glass that come out the underside bottom like opalescent fingers. The plate is further accented with horizontal wavy pink purple lines that start at the bottom pontil and go all the way to the outer edge. This is set against a clear round crystal background.
This plate is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is also a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. The piece is signed on the bottom with the "NASH" etched mark along with the number " 403 R ". This plate has the same quality level as L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile.
The man that created this style of art glass worked for Tiffany Studios for many years, as did his brother and father. The A. Douglas Nash Corporation was in production from 1928 to about 1931. Douglas Nash bought the Tiffany Glass Co. in Corona from Louis C. Tiffany in 1928 with support from his father, Arthur J. Nash who had been a director at the Tiffany Glass Co. He left his studios in 1932 for employment with Libbey Glass of Toledo, Ohio. A. Douglas Nash and his father was Arthur J. Nash. Arthur Nash made some of the finest art glass that L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile ever produced. A. Douglas Nash glass is quite rare as its was only produced for a few years. This plate was made circa 1928-1932.