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Catalog Number 2015.090.001-.002
Object Name Vase, Flower
Description 2 crystal flower vases c.1902. Painted white daisy flowers and some leaves and rim are in gold. Black design used to be gold but has worn off where vase has had hands touch the paint through usage. upper half has a violet background where the bottom is clear.

Belonged to Nellie Geer and Jonas "Pop" Amsberry who owned Amsberry Cafe on Commercial, then moved to the SW corner of the New Wilson Hotel with a candy counter, then moved 2 doors south until retirement in the 1960s.

1934 Amsberry's Confectionery 508 Commercial
1939 Amsberry Cafe 508 Commercial
1937, 1941 Amsberry Coffee Shop & Cafe 508 Commercial [Jonas "Elmer" (Nellie) Owner;
Frank W. (Thelma E.) cook; Ralph e. (Ruth E. ) manager]
1943 Amsberry Confectionery 6th and Commercial
1945 no listing
1948 Amsberry Cafe
1952 Amsberry Cafe 818 Commercial Ralph E. (Ruth E.), proprietor
1954, 1955 Amsberry Fine Foods 818 Commercial
1960 Amsberry Cafe 818 Commercial
1961-1975 Amsberry Fine Foods 818 Commercial
no listing in 1977

Date 1902/ /
Caption Crystal Vases from Jonas "Elmer" and Nellie Amsberry, c.1902
Credit line Donated by Janet Amsberry Boyd, August 2015
People AMSBERRY, Nettie
Search Terms crystal
Subjects Adornment
Home Life