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Palm Beach - Part 1
PALM BEACH - Part 1
The PALM BEACH pattern shown in Oct. 1909 Butler Bros. Ad.
Note the Berry Set from which some small whimseys derive.
October 1909 Butler Brothers Catalog Ad: indicates that the U.S. Glass Palm Beach pattern was still being produced for an apparent interested market after the first five busy years of carnival production by Fenton and the major manufacturers! The complexities of the design - a holdover from earlier pressed glass days, offers a classic beauty of lasting quality.
PALM BEACH: The gray/lavender shade of white found in Cosmos and Cane examples is also found in examples of this lovely pattern.
The creamer and spooner are from the Doris Bliss collection. She too, has an affinity for the lovely attributes extended by Palm Beach and Cosmos and Cane examples. Table sets are usually put together piece by piece, upgraded whenever possible. The late Chuck Kremer specialized in table sets and was forever searching for some piece he lacked, or was searching for an upgrade. Bob Grissom is a great collector in this area, as well. These Palm Beach sets are also available in Honey Amber.
The marigold over custard vase is iridized. Whether these pieces were manufactured before or after the other known colors is a mystery. They certainly are a departure from the more prevalent honey amber and white examples! Very few of them ever reach public auction. We have seen a more round, bulbous vase such as this, change hands privately in earlier years. This particular vase sold in early 2004 from a Burns Auction. A purple vase in this same shape was sold by Bill Payne Auctions in Amissville, VA in Oct. 2004. Another Purple example sold at the 2005 HOACGA Convention auction for $650.
Marigold PALM BEACH vase 6 in. - swung from Spooner.
The 6 in. marigold vase is swung into that shape from the table set spooner. Very few are known. Basically, such whimseys are the result of the glass handler's inability to hold the shape as it comes from the mold.
The four bowl whimseys display some of the gold and goofus-type application found on some examples within this pattern. Some exhibit leaves which are almost a rust color, with grape clusters which appear hand-painted with gold.
Water Set in this pattern offers a departure from some of the larger pitchers found in other manufacturers wares.
Only 6 ¾” in height, the pitcher seems rather short, as compared to most pitchers from Northwood and Fenton, for instance, although the matching tumblers are of a more standard size of 4” in height.
Note: Only on rare occasion do the berry dishes surface, either in white or honey amber. The same holds true for the approx. 8” plates. The only plate we have actually examined was owned (at the time), by a lovely lady from Northern California. Mrs. Bell was quite proud of that plate, as well she should have been.
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