|1960s Kemple version of McKee's "Cane, Band & Rose"|
The newly-formed Kemple Glass immediately bought up antique glass molds from the 19th century from several companies, including Mannington Art Glass, Phoenix Glass, George Duncan & Sons, Gillinder & Sons, Dithridge Glass, Co-operative Flint Glass, and Wilson Glass, and began making reproductions from these molds in milk glass. All Kemple Glass pieces came with paper labels, and almost all of the molds had the letter "K" added to them whether they had been marked by the original maker or not so that there would be no misrepresentation of the pieces. Kemple's motto was "Authentic Antique Reproductions."
In the mid to late 1950s, Kemple Glass purchased more antique EAPG molds, this time from McKee Glass, which was having financial difficulties and was in the process of being acquired by Thatcher Glass. Among the molds purchased in addition to the Innovation line were the Prescut line, which includes many of the patterns for which McKee is still best known, like Yutec and Aztec. Kemple used these molds to branch out beyond just milk glass into colored glass as well in the 1960s, and our pretty compote is the happy result of that - as well as this blue bowl, also listed in our shop, which is Kemple's version of McKee's Aztec. This piece is a rose bowl, meant to float flowers - and wouldn't waxy white gardenias or pink hydrangeas be lovely in this?
|Ready? 1970s Wheaton version of a 1960s Kemple version of a McKee 1910 original...|
This pretty candleholder, available from Unusual Finds n Designs on etsy, is a Wheaton version of a Kemple version of an original McKee :::whew::: pattern, Toltec, from the Prescut line.
More on Wheaton coming soon... stay tuned as my vintage glass obsession
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