Mah-Jongg Tile Update

by Dave Rankin
Issue No. 244 - August 1993

Webmaster's Note: This article is a follow-up to Dave's article in the July 1993 issue of the Crystal Ball.

Mah Jong Pitcher It never ceases to amaze me how often some information on a glass item, engraving or etching receives special attention and such items suddenly surface. A recent acquisition found its way to this year's convention. It is the first time, to my knowledge, that a piece with the Mah-Jongg etching has been seen. Mark Nye proudly shared his find with convention attendees and has lent the item to NCC for display in the museum. It is a #106 66 oz. pitcher in Cobalt Blue II. Three of the tiles are placed around the pitcher along with the Chinese characters. The etching is gold encrusted and is completed with gold hairline rim. As you can see from the picture, it was impossible to photograph the complete pattern.