Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

H.C. FRY GLASS CO.

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 27, 2018

H.C. FRY GLASS CO.

In 1901 Henry Clay Fry began the H.C. Fry Glass Co. at Rochester, PA.  This company made complete dinner sets, tea sets and a large variety of heat-resistant oven glassware from 1916 to 1930 under a license from the Corning Glass Works. In the 1920’s they started to manufacture cut glass.   They are also known for their opalescent “Art Glass” called Foval.  The factory closed in 1934.  The following are examples of their heat-resistant dinner sets and tea sets from the Allaire Collection and other sources.

Allaire Collection of Fry Glass

 

 

Below are additional examples from other collections.

 

Blue handle tea set not complete, photo from Cottone Auctions

Green handle tea set not complete , photo from Jeffrey S. Evans @ Associates web page

Opalescent “Art Glass” Foval not complete, photo from Jeffrey S. Evans @ Associates web page

Opalescent tea set not complete, photo from Case Antiques

 

A good book on this type of glass is The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Fry Glassware (Cut Glass, Oven Ware, Art Glass and Kitchen Ware)

by H.C. Fry Glass Society

The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Fry Glassware

 

 

 

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