Jefferson Iris with Meander

Blue
Blue

Blue with Gold Paint
Blue with Gold Paint

Blue Opalescent
Blue Opalescent

Clear
Clear

Green
Green

Canary Opalescent

CANARY OPALESCENT

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Green with Gold Paint
Green with Gold Paint

Green Opalescent
Green Opalescent

White Opalescent
White Opalescent

Wine
Wine

Wine with Gold Paint
Wine with Gold Paint

Jefferson Glass Company produced the Iris with Meander pattern between 1903-1905 or 1906 while they were still in Steubenville Ohio. The pattern was originally called "Iris." When they moved to Follansbee, it is believed production did not continue there. Jefferson also produced the Colonial pattern later around 1908 which appears similar but has no Iris. They also produced the Meander pattern which also has no Iris and it is distinctly different from Iris with Meander.
   

Original Advertisement for Jefferson "Iris"

Iris with Meander is one of the favorite patterns of discriminating Vaseline Glass collectors. Iris with Meander was named IRIS by Jefferson Glass Co.. Fleur-de-lis Scrolled was a name that was coined later by glass authors (before they knew that Jefferson had made it, as no early catalogs had been referenced). It now goes by Iris with Meander.

There were 16 pieces made in this pattern. The pieces were the cruet, pitcher, tumbler, spooner, creamer, sugar, butter, jelly on pedestal, 4" berry bowl, 4.5" berry bowl, master berry bowl, plate (made from 4.5" berry bowl and flattened out, soup bowl (also made from 4.5" berry bowl and flattened out, toothpick holder, swung vase (made from the spooner), and the salt and pepper shakers. There is not much difference between the plate and soup bowl, other than one is more flattened out. Some references refer to the soup bowl as a pickle dish, as GLASS soup bowls were not in vogue during this time. Soup was primarily eaten out of metal or pottery dishes, as the hot temperature of food such as soup tended to be extreme for glass dishes of the day and they broke.

Related patterns include Jefferson Fleur-de-Lis and Jefferson Meander and examples of these patterns are shown below. Neither of these were produced in Canary Opalescent (Vaseline).             

Jefferson Fleur-de-Lis

Blue Opalescent Blue Opalescent Blue Opalescent Blue Opalescent

Green Opalescent

Jefferson Meander

Blue Opalescent Blue Opalescent Blue Opalescent Blue Opalescent
Green Opalescent Green Opalescent Green Opalescent Green Opalescent
White Opalescent White Opalescent White Opalescent White Opalescent

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