Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Martinsville Glass Mfg. Co. - Viking Glass Co.

New Martinsville Glass Mfg. Co. was established in 1901 in New Martinsville, West Virginia. They earned the image of an innovator in the glass industry. During the mid 20's they popularized vanity sets and promoted liquor-sets even during prohibition. In the 30's they added more new color and table patterns until an early return to crystal. In 1949 New Martinsville was sold and renamed the Viking Glass Co.

The fancier edged pieces were New Martinsville’s production; similar items made under the Viking Glass Company rein were less detailed to accommodate faster production.

New Martinsville Glass Company used an extensive list of colors in their glassware. A list of colors follows: Amber, Ruby, Evergreen, Amethyst, Cobalt Blue, Ritz Blue, Rose, Jade, Pale Blue, Light Green, Pink, Black, Yellow.

Some of their patterns are Flower Basket, Janice, Moondrops, Prelude, Radiance, and Teardrop.

Their glass is gorgeous and in my opinion is very similar in quality and beauty to Murano Glass. It is beautiful and has a gentle flow to the glass items they make. The centerpiece shown below is one example of New Martinsville Glass.

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  1. Thank you for posting a picture of this bowl. We just inherited this same bowl & have been trying to figure out if it was missing a companion piece. Can you tell me the approximate value of this bowl?

    1. This Viking/New Martinsville bowl is called a candle bowl. Value is a relative matter, it is worth what someone is willing to pay. It is valued approximately $40 to $60.00. Thanks for your inquiry.