What could be the origin of this sandwiched red sea glass

by Noreen
(New York, USA)

Red Sandwiched Sea Glass

Red Sandwiched Sea Glass

Latvia, February 2018

The piece is of red sea glass is 3 layers, red on the outsides with a clear layer inside.

It was found by the Baltic sea on Latvian west coast.

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Mar 26, 2018
Glass type and story
by: ChicagoCollector

That glass sounds very familiar to the type my family has. My great great (maybe another great) grandfather worked at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and my father continued collecting pieces from it.

One item is a short red glass drinking cup with some writing etched through the outside layer of red. THAT piece was apparently made at the fair in front of customers. They'd dip the cup and then etch whatever they wanted through the red.

I don't know the specifics on style, etc. but wanted you to know some points in time it's been used and for what purpose. Maybe there's an event in the surrounding area that featured such a service.

Really fun find!

Mar 14, 2018
layered ruby glass
by: wood glass and sea

This is so ironic. i have just subscribed to this page and this is the first time i have read anything on it.

i am in Australia and was scuba diving a popular spot about a month ago and found two pieces close together of exactly the same glass !! i researched it but could find no real identification until i read the comments on here. Now i know when it came from, but of course we will never know where it came from.

Mar 03, 2018
Vintage glassware
by: Maria

in the 40s it was a popular item, clear ruby glassware - it was clear glass sandwiched in between red glass and was made into fancy bowls and vases- it's highly collectible and your piece is beautiful

Mar 03, 2018
Latvian Red Sea glass
by: Phyllis Brown. Anonymous

This piece could be 'flashed' glass. That is glass which has been layered to reduce the cost of producing coloured solid glass. It is used in coloured glass (stained) windows, for example.
Also used in cut glass to produce a design showing through to the clear glass layer beneath in a two layer piece.

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