For sale is a lovely piece of art glass made by The Libbey Glass Company of Toledo, Ohio. The item is a bread plate and it is done in the very popular "Threaded" pattern. This plate stands 3/8" tall and is 7" in diameter. The bottom foot has a diameter of 4 1/8".
This plate displays a wonderful threaded pattern of blue threading that starts at the underside bottom pontil and works its way to the plates edge in a circular fashion. There is ribbing on the underside throughout the plate. When held to the light the plate has an optic ribbing spiral effect that looks like a pinwheel. This is set against a clear round crystal background.
This plate is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are typical age scratches from use but noting too obtrusive. There is also a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. The piece is not signed but I am attributing it to have been made by A Douglas Nash. 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.
Libbey\Nash glass is quite rare as its was only produced for a few years. This plate was made circa 1933-1936.