Antique Legacies

Toothpick Holders

 Toothpick Holders: Antique & Vintage

Toothpick Holders

History


Toothpick holders were a fad that made their appearance in the 1880’s and were, for the most part, out of vogue by the 1910’s. Picking of one’s teeth was considered impolite in the company of others.

If the facts are known, the information provided for the items below will contain the following:




OMN

Original manufacturers name that correct name of pattern in an original catalog or advertisement.

AKA
The most popular name used before finding the original.

Date
The dates are introduction dates. Also, dates of original acquisition.

Colors
The color of the toothpick holders.

Size
The actual measurement of the piece.

Clear or Crystal Glass

Color Stained Glass
Crystal which hand-painted or dipped in a “bath” of color and includes ruby-stained patterns;

True Colored Crystal
A true color crystal which has solid color all through the glass, created by adding minerals to the molten batch of glass.

Opaque Color Glass
Opaque colored glass includes milk glass and the highly collectible custard glass patterns.

Silver or Silver Plated and Other Metal


References

Bredehoft, N.,Bredehoft,T.,Sanford,J., and Sanford, B.: The Glass Toothpick Holders. 2nd ed.; Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 2005.

Heacock, W.: Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass. 2nd ed. Richardson Printing Co. Marietta,OH. 1976.

Herrick, R.: Greentown Glass. 3rd ed.
Ruth Herrick, Lowell, MI. 1959.

Whitlow, H.H.: Art Colored & Cameo Glass. H. H. Whitlow,Riverviews, MI 1966.

Victorian Pattern toothpick Holder Store
www. Patternglass.com/Store/Toothpicks/ iex.htm

Heacock,Wm.: 1000 Toothpick Holders – A Collectors Guide. 1977.


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TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Purple Slag

Date: 1903       
Color:  Purple slag  
Pattern: S repeat
National Glass Co.   
Size:  2 5/8”       Acquired 1966.

909             $ 65


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Cactus – Paneled Agave

There are 15 chevrons on this piece.

Date:   1898-1903 
Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Works, No.9

Color:  golden  agate  slag 
Size: 2 5/8” tall  

Acquired 1966

Heacock 266 Catcus

1328 
          $80


TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Cactus – Paneled Agave

There are 15 chevrons on this piece.  

Date:   1898-1903 
Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Works, No.9

Size:  2 5/8” 

Color:  lighter golden agate  slag.    

Acquired 1967.

Heacock 266 Catcus

1329                $80



TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Holly Amber

Date: 1903      
Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Works, No.9.

Color: golden agate slag       
Size: 2 ¼”

Acquired 1967 (From Antique Dealer who authorized it as original).

Heacock  573  Holly Amber

1332         $65



TOOTHPICK HOLDER
Footed Black Slag

Date: ?

Color: Black Slag  

Pattern:  Footed Medallion          

Height: 3 ½”  (Intended for longer matches).

Acquired 1968.

2121      $50


TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Black Slag

Date:    ?

Color: Black Slag  

Pattern:  Footed Medallion

Height: 3 ½”  (Intended for longer matches).

Acquired 1968

2122      $45


TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Hedgehog                

Date:   1900’s  

Color: Metallic  

Pattern: hedgehog on pedestal           

OMN: Meriden B Co 1852 -1930

Height: 2”       Acquired 1962 

Heacock 809 Simpson, Hall Miller & Co.

56                     $50

              SOLD

 
TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Silver Chicken with Wishbone

Date:1895-1900   

Color: silver plate

Pattern: eggshell with baby chick and wishbone

Engraved “ Best Wishes”  Acquired 1967.

Heacock 768 S-P Figural

1334                     $95


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Silver-plate 3-handled  mug

Date:  1890-1905    

Color: silver plate      

Quadruple Plate; marked Triangle

With circle and 'K and Co.' ( Kemple Co.?)

Height: 1¾”     Acquired 1967

1335                     $60


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Victorian plated Hare

Date:  1900’s  

Color: silver plate

Pattern: Hare next to tree stump with branch of budding flowers   

Height: 2”    Acquired 1969
Heacock  795 Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co
.

2515        $90



TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Fluted  with Flowers     

Date:  1900’s 

Color: silver    

Pattern: fluted with flowers

OMN: Rogers & Bros Triple Plate
#2514      Masonic Temple

Height: 2 ½”    Acquired 1969

2556          $85



TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Swag with Brackets

Date:1903   

Color:  deep cobalt blue       

Pattern: top smooth, rounded serrated tops; Four feet; swags on top and Branches on bottom.    

OMN:    Jefferson Glass Co.

Height: 2 ½”    Acquired 1966
Heacock Fig. 297 deep blue

920          $80

 SOLD    TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Blue-A-Nina             

Date:  ? 

Color: Deep blue lighting to light blue

Pattern: ruffled top with inverted thumbprint

Height: 2 1/4” Acquired 1967

1311          $65         

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Top Hat – Match Holder       

Date:? 1910-1920  

Color: deep blue shaded to light blue; gold interior   

Pattern: shaded;  white interior             

Height: 1 3/8”   Acquired 1967

1308                   $45

 
  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Monkey On A Stump        

Date: late 1880’s  

Color:blue  

Pattern: one monkey on the stump and two monkeys on back      

OMN:  US Glass                

Height: 2½”     Acquired 1967- beautiful!

Bredehoft & Sanford p. 197

1336      SOLD!



TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Plug Hat

Date:  ? 

Color:  clear/ blue  

Pattern:   blue threading

Height: 1 ½”    Acquired 1969

2934            $ 45
 
  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Plug Hat

Date:  probably the 1880’s 

Color:  blue

Pattern: molded in lines

OMN:McKee & Bros  

Height: 2 ¼”  Acquired 1967

1339        $78


 Sold   TOOTHPICK HOLDER
Plug Hat

Date: ?

Color: clear with red band

Pattern: None

Height: 2”    Acquired 1972

4452       $45



TOOTHPICK HOLDER


Ruffle-top  Cranberry Opalescent

Date:?  
Color: cranberry shading to opalescent 

Pattern: none  ruffle top   

Height: 2 5/8”   Acquired 1967

1309                  $65


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Art Glass                   

Date: ?  

Color: amberina, cased in white 

Pattern: none

Height: 2 ½” Acquired 1967

1312              $75


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Peachblow

Date: 1890’s  

Color: peachblow (pink)       

Pattern: none

OMN:New Martinsville  Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1966

145            $75


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Pan Am Expo 1901                              

Date: 1901  
Color: ruby/clear  
Pattern: clear base

OMN: King Son & Co. engraved   “Arvah”   

Height: 2 1/4”  x 1 ¾” across the top rim opening.

Crystal clear fluted glass with a total of 22 ribs (grooves)

Acquired 1970

2400              $50




SOLD
TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Bohemian Ruby Basket      

Date: 1890’s  

Color: Ruby

Pattern: 2 sets of gold lines

Height: 2 1/4”   Acquired 1967 

1313        $45   

   

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Italian Millefiori             

Date: 1890’s-1900  

Color: red –rose

Pattern: Millefiori very fine pattern – stars

Height: 2 3/8”  Acquired 1969

3084                $90


 SOLD TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Italian Millefiori:
Multicolor - Star pattern     

Date: 1890’s -1900 

Color: multicolor-pulled on sides

Pattern: millefiori - star pattern

Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1967

1316                             
 

SOLD
TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Millefiori Flower pattern

Date: vintage early 1900’s 
Color: Multicolor 
Pattern: Flowers

Ruffled top, high glass "Toso Murano"

Height: 2 1/4”    Acquired 1967

1317                     

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Lutz Rainbow          

Date: 1890’s-1910  

Color: rainbow    

Pattern: ribbon stripes

OMN: Lutz      Height: 2 1/4”   Acquired 1967

1318                  $65

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Old Lady            

Date: 1890’s  

Color: opaque nile green        

Pattern: sculpture

OMN: Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. Greentown Old Lady

Height: 2 5/8”  Wide   2 3/4” 

Greentown Glass, R. Herrick   Fig 132.

Acquired 1967 from family collection c. 1910

1028                              $100 

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Winged Scroll                 

Date: 1899 
Color: Ivoria Verde  
Pattern: winged scroll

OMN: A.H. Heisey & Co.  Height: 2 1/4”  wide: 2 1/8”

Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass Fig 325

Acquired 1966

902                                 $85


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Winged Scroll                    

Date: 1899 
Color: Ivoria Verde  
Pattern: winged scroll

OMN: A.H. Heisey & Co.  Height: 2 1/4”  wide: 2 1/8” Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass Fig 325

Acquired 1967

1447                              $85


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Green Custard – Harvard*  

Date: 1890’s  
Color: Green Custard
Pattern: Harvard

OMN: Tarentum Glass Co. c, 1900          AKA Columbia  

Height: 2 1/4”  “Souvenir Tecumseh, Mich”

Acquired 1966

1248                              $85


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Blossom No. 15,045                  

Date: 1895  
Color: emerald green with gold decor         

Pattern: gold is worn on rim and middle

Factory A, Formerly Adam & Co.  AKA  Ward’s Regal       

Height: 2 1/4” 
Atlas of Toothpick Holders  p. 182

Acquired 1966

1000                              $40


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Green Boot

Date: 1900  
Color: deep emerald green       
Pattern: boot with pulls

OMN:  Marked with Star       

Height: 2 3/4”   Acquired 1967

1310                              $40

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Dark Carnival with ruffled top          

Date: 1890’s  

Color: Carnival      

Pattern:            

Height: 2 1/4”    Acquired 1967

1315                              $90

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

White Milk Glass with Flowers              

Date: 1890’s  

Color: white milk 

Pattern: handpainted flowers; split rib pattern

Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1966

886                        $45


  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Noritake Hexagonal White                 

Date: 1890’s  

Color: white

Pattern: painted by flowers; gold trim     

Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1966

1333                   $40
  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

White Porcelain with Gold                   

Date: 1890’s  

Color: White   

Pattern: sculptured rose/gold

Height: 2 1/4” 

Acquired 1967.
Heacock 505 unmarked

1249                      $45
  TOOTHPICK HOLDER

White Porcelain with handpainted flowers         

Date: 1890’s  

Color:white  

Pattern: pink daises        

Height: 1 3/4”  Acquired 1966

785                                 $40

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Cut Glass                 

Date: 1890’s  

Color: clear 

Pattern: The Princess Pattern 

Arthur E. O’Conner for
J.S.O’Conner Glass Co.   

Height: 2 1/4”    Acquired 1967

1206                         $70

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Cut Glass                          

Date: 1890’s  Barrel 

Pattern: buzzy saw with thumbprint

Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1966

2245                        $65

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Cut Glass pedestal              

Date: 1890’s  
Color: clear
Pattern: ?

Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1966

4283                     $65

  TOOTHPICK HOLDER 

Boot Skate      

Date: 1890’s  

Color: Ruby flash traces       

Pattern: boot skate

Height: 2 1/4”  Acquired 1967

1418                              $65