Plain Banded

This crimped comport dates from the carnival era, but was also made in citron. The pattern was known as Plain Banded (in Carnival Glass of Australia).

The comport below is notable for having the diamond-shaped registration mark in the centre. This particular also notable for having a good degree of glass sickness – permanent damage to the glass which comes from either having sat in water for a long time, or being put through a dishwasher. This sort of damage is unsightly and does have a sizeable effect on the ultimate value of the piece, but might not be obvious to a buyer online if the dealer has listed “No chips or cracks”.

If you want to, it is possible to disguise the damage with clear nail varnish (as it can be removed) but if you do so, that must be declared if you resell the item.

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