I’ve been drawn to Amberina glass for a while. With its ruby red-to-orange-to-yellow drippy design, it can bring fizz, flair and flare to a tabletop.
This distinctive glass has been turning up more and more in local antiques stores. With Midcentury style and affordability, it’s becoming popular again.
Amberina was first manufactured in the late 19th century and later mass-produced by companies like Viking Glass. Its glory days were the 1960s.
I found these three Amberina pieces at Hickory Creek Antiques in Ashland. I love the crackled ombre finish on the Amberina pitcher ($38), and the wavy, retro “petal” edges on the footed bowl ($24).
The bell-shaped bowl with its hypnotic ribbing ($35) would add spice to even the most traditional kitchen or dining room.
Hickory Creek Antiques is at 427 England Street near Randolph-Macon College. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Thursday and Sunday, where they’re open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., respectively.