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Shades of green found in old Carnival Glass are many. Derivations of the individual names for each of those shades date back into the early 1950's in some cases, when this Glass became fascinating enough to the early collectors that specifics became important to emphasize. You will notice the very fine line of distinction between ice green and lime green, with the latter attributed to a yellow tint which ice green lacks! Rather than creating a mere statement of color definition; more importantly, they become a status symbol from which to determine value in the mind of collectors.
BOGGY BAYOU listed as in Lime in a 6” size sold at auction in 1999 for $75! Seems a bargain price, since the pattern is so scarce in any of its colors: marigold, vaseline opal, green, amethyst or black amethyst. Should a Lime Green Opal vase such as is pictured here, present itself at auction, we must presume that many wise buyers would see its advantage? Squatty versions of only 4 ¾” are known in this pattern.
They can be up to 12” in height. This is of Fenton manufacture.
THIN RIB by Northwood, in Ice Green is so scarce in the mid-size vase that only one sold in 1999 at $1200, another in 2002 brought $875. No further sales of that color are recorded through the first quarter of 2004. A Lime Green 12 ½” size sold for $1350 in 2001.
FLORENTINE CANDLESTICKS can be found in a multitude of colors: celeste, wisteria, red, etc., but Fenton made little ice green or lime green. Examples found in either of those colors can be considered quite scarce, along with white candlesticks in this pattern. In fact, they are as scarce as the red ones, we should think. Only one pair in 9” size are listed at a sale price of $205 in a 1999 auction. The new Price Trend Guide by Grizzles lists only that one pair as sold over the past 5 ¼ years! Made by Fenton.
DIAMOND #638 CANDLESTICKS or VASES: These blown candlesticks or flower vases were made in several colors by Diamond Glass from the mid-teens into the middle twenties.
WINDFLOWER NAPPY: Marigold examples of this single handle (usually spade shape) nappy are fairly plentiful., with amethyst somewhat more difficult. Other colors are scarce to very rare. Pastel lavender are seldom found, with cobalt blue termed as rare. Only a handful of lovely, frosty ice green nappies are known, but rarely ever found for sale. Rarest of all are the peach opalescent nappies. Windflower was included in the Spring 1915 Butler Bros. catalog, advertised with the Etruscan line of iridescent novelties. These ice green examples are from the Diamond production beginning in 1921. The pattern experienced quite an acceptable run of popularity with the buying public.
WISHBONE 9” FOOTED BOWL: in lime green is another rare specimen from Northwood. Just two have sold in the past 5 ¼ years. Lime green differs from ice green, in that a slight yellow cast appears in the color. The three curled feet on these bowls, as opposed to the larger collar base bowls/plates in 10-11” size offers larger selection of shape to satisfy pattern desires. These bowls having curled feet, are to be found in ice blue, white, marigold, green, cobalt, amethyst, smoke, horehound, aqua opal, as well as the lime green. Footed plates are known in marigold, amethyst and green.
DIAMOND POINT COLUMNS from Fenton is an extremely scarce pattern in any of its known colors of marigold, lime green, amethyst, and green. Sizes extend to 15” on occasion, with some of every size in between, down to the squatty ones at 5 ½”. One in Lime Green sold for $50 in 1999, and another having marigold overlay sold over eBay for a mere $52 in 2003! Highly collectible and very reasonably priced, this is a vase worthy of any collectors dreams.
GRAPE ARBOR Tankard in Lime Green is not a commonly found item by any standard! One with a chigger bite sold over eBay in April 2004 to the tune of $6322. Ice green and ice blue, amethyst, blue, white, purple and marigold are listed colors in this pattern and shape. No ice green examples are listed as having sold at the usual carnival glass auction from 1999 thru 2003. An ice green tumbler brought $450 in 2002. Made by Northwood.
HOLLY compote from Fenton is available in a myriad of colors: amber, aqua, blue, green, olive, pink, red, red slag, vaseline, marigold. teal, black amethyst. Two listed as “lime” brought $50/$70 in '99 and '03. One of those had marigold overlay. The one example of Lime Green Opal sold for $425. in 2003. Some of these compotes are goblet shaped, others are ruffled. Many auctions having more than 300 pieces of carnival glass included, come and go without a lime green opal example in Holly pattern! This is another “reasonable rarity”!
HEARTS and FLOWERS Compote: by Northwood is a precious piece in Lime Green. The pattern is a delight to collectors, whether it be in this form, bowls or 9” plates. Entire collections are built around this pattern. Prices for this particular color in the compote can easily range up to $3500 or so. Ice Blue Opal, Sapphire, Sapphire Blue Opal, Renninger Blue, Powder Blue Opal, marigold over custard, cobalt blue, marigold, amethyst, green, white, ice blue, ice green, aqua opal, clambroth and lavender additional colors will keep you busy with the search! The fact that the pattern extends down the stem and onto the foot, creates exceptional appreciation.
STRAWBERRY by Northwood has always been a favorite pattern in both plates and bowls. It is found in stippled and unstippled versions and both are quite desirable by collectors. Many of the stippled pieces have a band of three slightly raised ribs so fine, they look like thread encircling the pattern. There are 8”-9” bowls, ruffled: in marigold, amethyst, green, white, ice green, horehound, lime green, smoke, clambroth. Ruffled and stippled bowls: in marigold, amethyst, cobalt, lavender, ice green, lime green, Renninger blue, aqua opalescent. Pie crust edge bowls, stippled: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, horehound. Plates in 9” size are found stippled in: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, ice blue. Unstippled 9” plates: marigold, amethyst, green, lavender, peach opalescent. A Handgrip plate of 6”-7” is occasionally seen in marigold, amethyst, and green. Exteriors can be Plain, Basketweave, or Ribbed.
Prices are varied in those listed as sold between 1999-2003 in the Sanctified Cross-Eyed Bear's Price Trend Guide.
Stippled and Ribbed tend to increase prices paid at auctions. So far as bowls are concerned, in that time frame: 2 @ $500., 2 @ $750, one @ $1000, 2 @ $1250 and $2700 are recorded sales for Lime Green examples. No plates in Lime Green are listed as sold during those years.
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