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Novelties - Part 9
NOVELTIES - Part 9
SCALLOPED RIM: Known as No. 325, these plain-surfaced table pieces were manufactured in clear glass; perfectly suited to the “after market iridizing” and souvenir lettering which was sold at State Fairs and entertainment centers such as Cedar Point, OHIO, which has always been the “Disneyland of the Great Lakes Region”.
Fairs and carnivals sold such Souvenir items at least until the mid-1950s in the Eastern regions of the United States.
Souvenir of Cedar Point, Ohio, - Souvenir of Hudson, Wis., and Langdon, N.D. are elements of the No. 325 4-Piece Sets from D.C. Jenkins Glass Co.
ARCADIA LACE Vase: This 10” flared vase was one of four vases of the same shape produced by the D.C. Jenkins Glass Co. of Kokomo and Arcadia, IN. Their No. 202 Line was fairly extensive in tableware accessory items. A complete 4 piece table set, tall celery, 3 pint jug, table and 12 oz. iced tea tumblers, 3 styles of nappy, a tall footed jelly & cover, and 11” and 6” plates.
As with so many articles of glass produced by various other manufacturers of the 1927-31 era, the marigold vase displayed here is another example of “after market iridizing”. It would be interesting to learn just how many marigold Arcadia Lace vases were sold this way. Perhaps some are still tucked away in family cupboards, or were used and broken over the years.
LITTLE CEE BEE, LITTLE JESSIE, LITTLE CEE BEE
Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis
LITTLE CEE-BEE, LITTLE JESSIE, LITTLE CEE-BEE: Little Covered Hen is another name for Little Cee-Bee. Height: 3 3/8”, 2 ½” wide, 3” tall. Curtis' own two of these little hens. Marion Hartung and Rose Presznick both discuss these hens in their series of books. Just how many examples there are is an unknown factor at this point in time. Jerry and Carol will tell you they are as “scarce as hen's teeth”! One was found in a Louisiana flea market, the other was found in Corpus Christi, TX.
Little Jessie came from the late Eleanor Hamilton to the tune of $450. This is only the second example confirmed! Eleanor Hamilton retained one for herself. Mrs. Hartung named Little Jessie after the contributor, Jessie Boos of Howard, S.D. Measurements are: Height - 2”, Length -1- 9/16”, Width - top of base length, 2-7/16” and rim width from the top of the base is 1-15/16”. Base rim on bottom side -1 ½” long and 1” wide.
This detail surrounding tiny salt dips of an era pre-dating salt shakers causes great wonder that even these few examples survived the constant use they must have experienced.
Rings or Banded Rings: Jerry calls this a glassmaker's nightmare when removing it from the mold! It has interior vertical ribbing that are very pronounced and continuously aligned on the interior wall, extending from the base to the lid crevice. The exterior then has a series of 10 bands from the base to the lid crevice. It is formed with a 2-piece mold and has a many-rayed base, which is like Imperial's bases. The lid has the ribbing on the underneath side and the tiered circular bands on the exterior. A finial finishes the lid for a knob. The iridescence is a good marigold. Made in 1927 by Hocking Glass. Measurements: 9” from base to top of handle on lid. Jar is 6-5/8” from base to rim. Opening is 5-3/4”. Base is 5-3/4”.
WOODEN SHOE: Rather ungainly and without much detail, this shoe is seen in a light amber iridescence. Heavy, solid glass, except for the upper portion of the heel, it is 4 ½” in length and 3” tall at the heel. The sole of the shoe is deeply depressed on the underside. Perhaps U.S. Glass had a hand in production of this piece.
Miniature PANELED THISTLE Bowl - 3.5 in.-Flashed.
PANELED THISTLE BOWL: This bowl is one of few after-market examples which were iridized. It is a previously clear, pressed glass shape produced by Higbee Glass Co.
GYPSY KETTLE: Appears to have had a long run of production. Three years would seem to have distributed quite a few of these miniature items, which were probably used for matches? At any rate, attrition may have taken a toll in use, for they do not appear for sale very often in today's world. This particular one had been part of the late Eleanor Hamilton collection for many years and sold in March 2008 when Seeck Auctions eliminated the glass during the annual Texas Carnival Glass Convention. Waco, TX nor the carnival glass world will never be quite the same without the Hamiltons.
Dean & Diane Fry 5/09
HoHo! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting covenant with you-----the sure mercies of David.
Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, a leader and commander for the people.
Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, and the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you.
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