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BOUTONNIERE: Approximately 5” tall, having a bowl diameter of 5”, the stemmed base on this compote is 3” in diameter. The design is very simple when compared to some of the other more complex patterns offered.  A single flower having five petals comprises the interior bowl pattern. Variations of bowl shapes include ruffled, while others have edges pulled tight. Some are found to have more flattened bowls with edges that turn up. Colors are amethyst, green and marigold in Carnival Glass. They nearly always have super color and iridescence, whether they be satin or radium finish. Amethyst is most desirable, with the highest market value, but green and marigold are more difficult to locate. These are one of the more reasonably priced compotes. A blue or vaseline example would be an exciting find. The pattern is only found on these small compotes.
DEEP GRAPE Compote in Round Shape
DEEP GRAPE Compote in Round Shape

DEEP GRAPE: Referring to our Alphabet on the homepage, you will locate this pattern in an amethyst rosebowl, and a square amethyst compote in another segment. Click on - D -.
A Deep Grape in any shape is a rare find. This round marigold beauty stands 7” tall . The top opening can be 5” - 7”, depending upon its round or square shape. A candy ribbon edge amethyst compote is known. Typical colors are amethyst, green, or marigold. A blue compote has been reported. The only known green rose bowl stands 7 1/8” tall and has a 3 ¾” top opening. It sold in 1991 for $7,000.

FLEUR DE LIS Dome Footed 9 in. Bowl
FLEUR DE LIS Rose Bowl Interior
FLEUR DE LIS Dome Footed 9 inch Bowl
FLEUR DE LIS Rose Bowl Interior

FLEUR DE LIS: Exterior pattern on this piece is Country Kitchen. You will find a pretty amethyst  collar-base bowl shown in another segment on this site, by going to our Alphabet and clicking on - F - . Also listed there is a footed rose bowl in amethyst. Bowls with the collar base are more difficult to find than those with the domed base. Amethyst, green and marigold are known in Carnival, with one vaseline example reported.
Bowls having domed base are known in deep round shape, or having three and one edge, along with an ice cream shape and a tri-corner bowl having brilliant radium iridescence. These are highly desirable.
At the time Marie McGee wrote her book in 1995, only one compote was known in green. At that time it was in a CA collection, but later found a home in an IL collection. Two different examples of rose bowls (collar base and domed foot) exist. Two examples of each in the amethyst color are known.

HOBSTAR & FEATHER Giant Rosebowl in marigold
LEAF & LITTLE FLOWERS Compote in Marigold.-3 inch
HOBSTAR & FEATHER Giant Rosebowl in marigold
LEAF & LITTLE FLOWERS Compote in Marigold - 3 inch

HOBSTAR and FEATHER:  Only a couple of these massive pieces are known in marigold! You can locate a lovely green example by clicking on - H - in our Alphabet pattern index. Amethyst and green are the other colors known in Carnival Glass. The bottom of the stem base has a large  hobstar on it.  9” tall and weighing in at 6 pounds, this rosebowl commands attention.

LEAF & LITTLE FLOWERS:  In the miniature classification at 3” tall, with a bowl diameter of  3 ¾”, these are found having round or ruffled tops in amethyst, green and marigold Carnival Glass. Marigold is by far the most difficult to locate, but ruffled amethyst and green examples with radium finish usually come with higher prices. This is the same base mould used for the very rare couple of Olympic compotes known.

PEACOCKTAIL Variant Compote - Amethyst
PEACOCKTAIL Variant Compote - Green
PEACOCKTAIL Variant Compotes 3.5 inches tall x 6 inch across top

PEACOCKTAIL Variant:  This compote has a very short stem, standing only 3 ¼” tall  and having an octagon shaped base,  3” in diameter. The interior pattern consists of a feathered stippled rays effect and a six-petal design. Known colors are amethyst, green and marigold Carnival. This compote has excellent iridescence, whether in satin or a radium finish.
Only blue Tall ROSALIND compote sold for $15,000 in Aug. 2004
Only blue Tall ROSALIND compote
sold for $15,000 in Aug. 2004

ROSALIND:  Referred to as the “tall compote” in this pattern, the blue example is the only one known. It was found by a Los Angeles collector in the 80s, offered for sale at $20,000 at the time. As these rare items tend to do, it evolved through a trade/money exchange with a dealer and then found a home in a prominent collection in Texas for awhile. The sale noted in the photo brought the compote into a new home of appreciation.
By clicking on - R - in our Pattern index, you will find one of two known marigold compotes in this same pattern. Each of these have different characteristics. One has a marigold stem and foot, while the other has clear glass for stem and foot.
One example in amethyst has a round bowl, referred to as a  jelly compote.

Small amethyst ROSALIND Compote-notice the notch in the stem.
Small ROSALIND Compote in amethyst 5.5 in. tall = rare
Small amethyst ROSALIND Compote-notice the notch in the stem.
Small ROSALIND Compote in amethyst 5.5 in. tall - rare

ROSALIND Small: This 6” tall version can be found in amethyst and green Carnival and is every bit as rare as the taller compotes.

WILDFLOWER compote in mgld
Inerior of WILDFLOWER Compote
WILDFLOWER compote in marigold
Interior of WILDFLOWER Compote

WILDFLOWER: Eight leaves, eight blossoms and a vine, combine to create a lovely pattern in this rare compote! Very few are known in just two shapes. There is a deep cupped jelly compote which is 6” tall with a 4 ½” bowl opening,  and an open flared bowl. The brilliant radium iridescence is found only inside the bowl. Stem and cloverleaf base on the marigold compote is almost clear.
Open bowl examples are known in amethyst (damaged), green, marigold, and a  single compote in vaseline Carnival. A purple jelly compote appeared at an auction in 1985.

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