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Crown Crystal - Part 3
CROWN CRYSTAL - Part 3
We begin this segment with presentation of a bird with distinction! Margaret Dickinson says several visitors have taken photos of the small compote, hoping to identify it, but to no avail. She states that “Kenneth Clark sent the compote to Muriel and Bill Triplett after returning to the States from working in Australia. He may have even found it here. They were convinced it is of Australian origin and named it Parrots and Pomegranates. When Bill Triplett began to sell off some of their glass, I asked him for first opportunity to purchase, should he decide to sell that compote.”
“ He told me the cat had knocked it off a table and broke it; not mentioning that he had repaired it. When Vivienne, their daughter and I were identifying what remained of that collection, one of the first things I came across on a table was this compote. Viv could see how interested I was even with the repair, so gave it to me when I told her of my earlier request to her dad.”
“I know it is not an Australian Parrot. I found a piece of china at an antique market in Tasmania some years ago with this same bird in the design, signed, and the name of the subject was “Asian Paradise Fly Catcher”. Margaret has chosen to name her “possible” one-of-a-kind compote:
EMU Compote: in “dark” or black amethyst carnival, as described in the CARNIVAL GLASS of AUSTRALIA Book. Photos of this compote and the Bird and Pomegranate example have been provided by Norma Dee, Margaret and Ron Dickinson's daughter. She received a new camera for her birthday, and these were among her first endeavors. She has provided some very good angles for us to ponder over! We appreciate her help.
Margaret reports that she purchased this rare compote from an early ACE collector in 1996 for $600 Australian. Sales records indicate that one sold at auction in 1999 for $1250.
The marigold Emu compote is another rare example in the pattern. It will be included in the Reichel Auction conducted for the 2005 Air Capitol Carnival Glass Convention in Wichita, KS. A marigold compote sold in 1999 for $550, and another in 2003 for $250.
These compotes are prized collector's pieces. There are also Emu patterned salvers.
HOBNAIL Exterior Pattern: Designated for use on the Emu compotes, along with a compote having no interior pattern. There is also a 24 point large and 24 point smaller star pattern used under the base.
EMU 9 in. Bowls: This flightless native bird is one of honor capacity. It appears on the Australian Coat of Arms.
Application for use of this pattern was made on Nov. 4, 1924, being registered as #40360. Occasionally a marigold 9” bowl is found on the prized aqua-based glass. The 9” size bowls carry an exterior pattern called Fern and Wattle. Bowls without this reverse pattern are very difficult to locate.
9” Bowls selling at auction between 1999 and 2003: Five “dark” examples, ranging from $425.-$800. Three large marigold bowls sold in the ranges of $225. - $825. Five aqua 9” bowls sold for prices ranging from $710. - $900.
FERN and WATTLE: Two similar variations exist in this exterior pattern. On one, each half of the bowl offers 6 frond and leaf patterns reaching toward the edge. On the other, only 5 frond and leaf patterns reach out toward the edge.
5 in. Marigold EMU bowl. Emu is a flightless bird,
and appears on the Australian Coat of Arms.
EMU 5 - 51/2 in. Bowls: Edge treatments differ from the larger bowl, and there are slight pattern variations, as well. There is no reverse or exterior pattern on this size bowl.
Black amethyst 5” bowls sold between 1999 and 2003 numbered three, with prices ranging-$150.-$175. Three marigold examples sold for between $97. and $175.
Auction Price results taken from: The Sanctified Cross-Eyed Bear's Price Trend Guide For Carnival Glass.
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