Any idea what this could be?

by Alison
(Cape Cod, MA)

Beautiful beach shard

Beautiful beach shard

~ sea glass photos submitted by Alison, Cape Cod, MA USA

Cape Cod Shard ID?

I found this beauty on Cape Cod, where I live, and am in awe! By far the most beautiful piece I have found.

I'm stumped as to what it could be - I've heard bottle bottom, teacup plate, etc. Anyone know for sure what this is?

The design is stunning! Thank you :)

~ sea glass photos submitted by Alison, Cape Cod, MA USA

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Jul 03, 2017
by: Tammy Pottier

I have the glass top to an old mason jar that looks a lot like that.

Jul 03, 2017
Star pattern
by: Glenville

Looks like the top of a decanter stopper to me.

Jun 28, 2017
Thank you so much!
by: Alison

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed useful info to me! I truly appreciate it and am excited to look further into what this piece may be! I have some great leads thanks to all of you!!! :) Happy Summer!

Jun 28, 2017
You'll find it!
by: David

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This book has the glassware grouped by pattern, so it is easy to find what you're looking for. Great reviews.

Jun 27, 2017
drinking glass bottom.
by: Sea glass addict

There was a series of Depression glass drink ware with that pattern on the bottom. Your piece was most likely clear originally. And with exposure to the sun turned violet. Very nice find!

Jun 24, 2017
Flower star
by: Gawler

I'd like to think it would have been a small perfume jar with a screw top lid.

Jun 24, 2017
Glass flower star pattern
by: Gawler

This pattern is commonly found on the bottom of glass vases, butter dishes candle holders. It is one of my favorites patterns. You have got a beautiful piece.

Jun 24, 2017
Could be whiskey glass
by: Pete

I have some cocktail glasses with a similar design cut into the bottom.

From your photo I'd guess that piece to be about 2-3 inches in diameter, a bit small for a cocktail glass.

We had some "depression glass" wine glasses with the same design that would be closer in size.

We used to use the glasses to push down Peanut Butter cookies before baking, it left a nice raised pattern on top of the cookie.

Nice find! It would make a beautiful necklace.


Hi Pete - wow, I looked at the size and the pattern of this piece and came to that same conclusion. But I didn't remember about using the glasses for cookies until you mentioned it :)

Thanks for bringing back the memories. I can just smell and taste those cookies baking. Ummmm...

David @ Odyssey Sea Glass

Jun 23, 2017
Any idea
by: Eileen Halko

Looks like a vase bottom maybe depression glass

Jun 23, 2017
Juice glass ?
by: Gayle

It looks very similar to the bottom of a juice glass I have. Mine is from France, My dad bought them in the 60's when he was in the navy.

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