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Rosebowls of Note
ROSEBOWLS of Note
BEADED CABLE in vaseline-lime green.- $10,000 - 6-23-06
BEADED CABLE: This Northwood pattern has always been a favorite for rose bowl collectors in the myriad of colors available! With 16 colors available in this pattern and shape alone, we can understand how huge collections of rose bowls can be accumulated with ease! Marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, teal, aqua, aqua opalescent, ice blue opalescent, ice green opalescent, marigold on moonstone, peach opalescent, horehound, and now this lime green example on vaseline base. It brought the unbelievable figure you see beneath the photo, while the Richards auction was in progress during the 2006 ACGA Carnival Glass Convention in Parkersburg, WV.
TWO FLOWERS: This Fenton pattern in white should be considered rare, whether in a ruffled bowl or the rose bowl shape. We once owned an 11” white ruffled bowl having the three scroll, or ball feet.
In the rose bowl section of our 101 site, you will locate a giant blue rose bowl created from that same mold.
Click on - - in our pattern alphabet.) Here, we display the smaller rose bowl created from the 9” bowl having three spatula feet. This size rose bowl is known in blue, marigold, amethyst and white. Occasionally a collar-base bowl is found in this 9” size.
CHRYSANTHEMUM: A Fenton pattern found on 11” ball-footed bowls and 9” collar based bowls, as well as spatula footed bowls of about 8” in amethyst and marigold. Windmills included in the design rather separates the pattern from the Imperial Chrysanthemum chop plates.
This giant marigold rose bowl, said to be the only one known was fashioned from an 11” ball-footed bowl.
STAG & HOLLY: Shaped from the 11” ball footed bowl, these giant size Fenton rose bowls are certainly not plentiful in either blue or marigold. Powder Blue base glass is even more unusual! We once owned a beautiful blue example while we were concentrating on a collection in this shape many years ago, but when friends from mid California visited us, and expressed intense desire to purchase it for their growing rose bowl accumulation, we yielded to their insistence.
You may click on - - in our pattern alphabet for a look at this giant rose bowl in cobalt blue. The exterior carries the wide paneled design.
HORSEHEAD: is scarce in the rose bowl shape, no matter the color, but this Lime Green example is most unusual. A couple or three red ones are known. The first was discovered in 1995 and sold for $8000 soon afterwards. The next one which surfaced brought $9000. One sold for $5500 in 1998. Aqua is another pricey color. One or two green rose bowls are known, with blue and marigold being somewhat more available. Fenton animal patterns are always desirable!
To view a red Horse Medallion Rose Bowl, please click on - - in our alphabet .
CREOLE Giant Rosebowl-$1600-7-22-06
CREOLE: This very unusual specimen would enhance any rose bowl collection, and while researching its background in preparation for bidding to own it during the 2006 ICGA Convention Auction by Seeck Auctions, Nancy and Bernie May made some inquiries of current owners. John Nielsen had written articles surrounding the large rose bowl and kindly forwarded copies for study. Nancy very thoughtfully forwarded the information to us so that the history could be shared with our readers. This overall design has striking similarities to Cambridge production.
The Cambridge Museum is full of crystal examples in many dozens of patterns, although they did not iridize glass. There are records of those after-market iridizers who may have purchased some factory made crystal in this pattern, for the purpose of creating such as is described here………pointing to the fact that Grace Rinehart owns a Creole which is iridized on the outside, while the other examples have interior iridization.
It is so nice when thoughtful research is shared! In the case of this particular piece, no previous, widely distributed history of the rose bowl exists.
HOBSTAR and FEATHER: Millersburg certainly capitalized on this lovely pattern while producing their crystal line, although few shapes were carried over into production of their carnival glass. These giant rose bowls have always been favorites, not only with rose bowl collectors but attractive to nearly all collectors of carnival glass. All of the examples we have seen over the years have been in the satin finish. Apparently these were not produced in the later radium finish.
Marigold and green examples can be seen by clicking on - - in our alphabet pattern index. Marigold is the more scarce color.
VENETIAN: Verified as Cambridge and seen in their factory catalogs, these vase/lamp base/rose bowl beauties are found in green and this very scarce marigold. Looking closely at the slightly cupped in top edge of this example, we believe that rose bowl collectors might also claim “rights”, for it is a fitting addition to their display.
By clicking on - - in our pattern index, you may take a look at an example in green.
The late Bob Gallo reported that a shard was found at the Millersburg dump site. Although the stem area is somewhat similar to that found on the Hobstar and Feather, the base appears more like the one found on the Creole. Hasty conclusions are drawn from time to time, and we believe that to be the case with this “shard assumption”!
ZIPPERED HEART: An exterior design found on berry sets in amethyst and marigold, it is this rose bowl shape which creates a stir when it surfaces. Few and far between, sometimes referred to as a vase, they are unmistakably desirable. Found in green and helios green. Imperial production of this scarce piece was apparently limited.
Dean & Diane Fry - 02/07
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