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Novelties - Part 3
NOVELTIES - Part 3
CANNING JAR: This pint size jar is not a “regular” in auctions of carnival glass. Depending upon a collectors desire for the unusual, this certainly answers the description.
We feel certain that Atlas did not perform the iridization. It exemplifies an after market effort in the form of a “special order” from a devout carnival glass collector. Agreed? It's a nice thought, anyway.
FISH Bowl: The intaglio design is quite well done. We had not seen one of these prior to taking this photo while attending the 2006 Keystone Convention in Harrisburg, PA. These are thought to be circa 1982 by Bennett Glass. Four different colors of this design were seen for sale in Bill Crowl's room at the 2008 ICGA Convention.
COVERED FROG: Manufacture of these candy dishes leads to Flint Glass Co., one of the U.S. Glass conglomerates. Said to have contained a pomade when first marketed, they were later used for candy. An array of colors were sold by Wroda Auctions at the HOACGA Convention in April 2006. Some of the prices were astounding! Ice Green - $600, White - $775, Ice Blue - $3700, (yes, that IS correct!) Lavender - $1500, Marigold - $650. You just “thought” you had everything covered! (smile) (Clicking on - - in our alphabet pattern list on the homepage, you may enjoy seeing an ice green Covered Frog.)
HONEYBEE Honeypot: This version was made by Jeannette Glass Co. There are a couple of other honeypots which are known to be iridized, but the shape/design overall is different from this example. This teal blue color is quite attractive.
DAHLIA: We classify this lovely marigold compote as a novelty, for to locate one which has been iridized is not an easy feat! The pattern is called No. 286 in the Jenkins Glass Co. line. They were marketed in ice green (not iridized) and crystal glass, but the marigold examples in any of the shapes within the pattern are rarities. This flared compote derives from the jelly compote as shown on page 12 of JUST JENKINS by Joyce A. Hicks-c.1988.
DAHLIA: This Punch Bowl could well be the only example in marigold. While attending the 2006 Keystone Convention in Harrisburg, PA, we discovered this lovely piece in Doug Siska's room. As you can imagine, it is quite a heavy piece of glass with top width of 17 ¼” and a depth of 6”. Diameter of the base (marie) is 6”. Our visit with Kay Riley of Kokomo, IN to examine her vast collection of Jenkins Glass revealed no example of this bowl, nor is it found listed in diagram fashion in the JUST JENKINS publication by Joyce Hicks.
We display this piece in a novelty section by reason of its rarity and the fact that so little Jenkins glass was iridized. Handled cups are not shown among the 26 Dahlia shapes on display in the Hicks publication.
PANELED CHERRY: A butter dish, 6” nappy, 8” nappy & cover, toothpick, tumbler, stemmed goblet, handled cup, pint cream and this jug were all part of the No. 475 Jenkins Line in that pattern. They are shown on page 46 of JUST JENKINS by Joyce A. Hicks - c.1988.
This marigold jug sold for $1200 when Wroda Auctions sold the HOACGA 2006 Convention auction in Kansas City. It is said to be the only known iridized example! (Other Jenkins patterns may be explored by going to the list of articles on our homepage.)
PENNY MATCH HOLDER: These are rarities which only surface occasionally over many years. They have all been found in dark purple base glass, always stirring great interest among a crowd at auction!
ANNIVERSARY CARD: Rudy Kovacs not only collects carnival glass, but has a pronounced and enviable talent with his colored pencils. Our Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary cards always arrive with one of his latest appropriate designs. We have quite a collection of them from over the years.
Since many married couples are not so fortunate as we in the ability to share and celebrate 54 happily married years this April 2006, we are exercising a “novel” idea in sharing this “novel” and delightful card with all our viewers. Note the 54 inscribed on the heart in Herman's hands. (smile)
Thank you Rudy, Fred and Herman. Your talents are much appreciated!
Dean & Diane Fry - 6/06
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