|Chocolate glass was invented by Jacob Rosenthal working for the
Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company, located in Greentown, Indiana.
It was introduced to the public in 1901, and was an immediate success.
All glass made at this works is now highly collectible as "Greentown Glassware".
The chocolate glass formula was later passed on to the National Glass
Co. and other member factories produced the popular glassware.
The maker of this pattern is unknown at present. Kamm reported
shards of this pattern in clear from Sandwich. But this is discounted
by some. It is interesting to note that these shakers have three little
feet common to other known Greentown shakers. e.g. Dewey and Leaf
Bracket. Cactus and Cord Drapery also have similar feet but they have six
Only one other piece of this pattern is known in chocolate, the butter
dish. Kamm pictured a pitcher in clear. A relish or pickle dish has
also been reported in the last few years.