In doing research for one of the items we recently acquired from an estate, I ran across this excellent site about Goofus Glass. This gaudy glassware is pretty easy to spot, but also easy to fake, so the information on this site is invaluable.
Because the color was painted on in a cold paint process, it washes off and peels off quite readily. That means that genuine pieces of Goofus Glass with the color intact are very rare and are highly collectible.
I do know that it is a grapevine pattern, which is a very common pressed glass pattern. There is no maker's mark of any kind that I could find, so learning more about this dish turned out to be nearly impossible.
I'm also not sure if it's a sugar bowl or a covered candy dish. Any opinions?
Goofus Glass, pressed glass, vintage collectibles