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Jerry and Carol Curtis are true trail followers when it comes to looking for their carnival glass. They have traveled all over the United States in their pursuit of the “hunt”, coming up with such unusual “finds” that many of them are “one-of-a-kind” and not listed nor recorded in any written matter. We feel privileged to display for our viewers some of these unrecorded, unnamed pieces of carnival glass.

SCROLL FLUTED - 3 in. high x 6 in. opening x 3 + 7-8ths. in. wide.
SCROLL FLUTED - 3 in. high x 6 in. opening x 3 7/8 in. wide.

SCROLL FLUTED is the name attached to this marigold rose bowl. One author credits the piece to Imperial production, but it really has none of the characteristics seen in glass from that manufacturer. The edge treatment, marigold coloration and the art-deco type design, overall leads us to believe that it was manufactured in Europe. Another possibility is one of the U.S. Glass Companies. Jacob's Ladder is attributed to that conglomerate, and this rose bowl could well have come from the same manufacturer?

Side View - ETCHED DECO or (TRUDY) pattern by Standard Glass Co. - c. 1920.
Side View - ETCHED DECO or (TRUDY) pattern
 by Standard Glass Co. - c. 1920.
ETCHED DECO or (TRUDY) pattern by Standard Glass Co.. C. 1920 - 3 pc. mold. Plate is 7.75 in. wide..
ETCHED DECO or (TRUDY) pattern by Standard Glass Co.
 C. 1920 - 3 pc. mold. Plate is 7.75 in. wide.
(TRUDY) - ETCHED DECO Pedestal Plate
(TRUDY) - ETCHED DECO Pedestal Plate.

The 3-footed plate,  ETCHED DECO or TRUDY is from a 3-piece mold. Curtis' found it about 20 years ago while visiting a flea market in Shipshewana, IN. Until comparing the piece to some Imperial BALLOONS selections we display in another segment on the 101 site, they had thought it to be from that grouping. It is etched as the Balloons are, but the design is enough different that we believe it to have been produced by one of the other manufacturers. None of the Imperial Catalogs illustrate the plate, and since it has not been found in large numbers, perhaps a smaller competing producer created the piece? We suggest Standard Glass Co. Should any of our viewers have evidence or knowledge of other pieces with a like pattern, we would appreciate hearing from you.
Note: This pedestal compote and plate are of the same pattern and purported to be of Standard Glass manufacture during the 1920s. The compote is 3 1/8” tall. Pedestal foot is 3 ¼” wide. It has a top diameter of 6 1/8”. The pedestal plate is 2” tall, 7 ½” wide, and has a 3 ¼” wide foot…(D/D)

LADDERS - 8 in. h. x 3 + 3-8ths opening.
Base of LADDERS vase is Square-2.75 in
LADDERS - 8 inches
tall x 3 + 3/8 opening.
Base of LADDERS vase
is Square - 2.75 inches across.

LADDERS Vase - It was found some years ago in Coastal Oregon. There are four alternating wide panels of thick, heavy glass which feels like good quality cut lead crystal. Tarentum Glass Company produced this crystal pattern as their #292 in 1901. A delicate yellowish iridescence (more yellow than clambroth in appearance) places it in the carnival glass category. Was the iridescence applied in an after-market effort? It is suspected to be the case.

La Belle Mum Vase -18 in. girth, 7. 75 in. tall, 3.25 in. base, 3 & five-eighths in. opening..
La Belle Mum Vase
18 in. girth, 7. 75 in. tall, 3.25 in. base,
3 & 5/8 inch opening.

La Belle Mum Vase:  The vase has a complex design for such a small vessel. Base glass is clear, having an amber iridized finish with colorful accents.
This vase is identified in Rose Presznick's Book 2, page 37, plate #138. Rose called it "La Belle Mum", "Chrysanthemum", and "La Belle". She mentions it was found in Goofus Glass, and was probably a pickle glass using sealing wax to hold the contents.

PRISM & STAR Cordial Set.
SWIRL Liquor Set.
PRISM & STAR Cordial Set.
SWIRL Liquor Set.

PRISM & STAR Cordial Set: Czech or German made, we believe. The Jug is 8 ¼” tall. It has a rayed base which measures 3 3/8”. The Jigger is 2 ¼” tall, 2” across the top rim and 1 1/8” across the prism'd base of thick glass. The jug has four panels, each having a large “star” and prisms below the star, and around the neck. The 4 ribs have an arrow pointing upward that ends near the neck.
Janet Knechtel sent us a photo of this same cordial set having 6 matching jiggers. 4/09

SWIRL Liquor Set: Jerry calls the pattern Interior Swirl. The maker is unknown. The decanter is 8 ¾” tall. With stopper in place, it is 10 ¾” tall.
The base is 3 7/8” wide. Jiggers are about 2” high with a base of 1 ½” diameter

Flower Arranger.
Flower Arranger / Vase

FLOWER ARRANGER:  Has the boxed “J” logo, which indicates Jeannette Glass as the producer.

ETCHED MUMS Whiskey Set (right) - Side View-(left)
ETCHED FUSCHIA Whiskey Set (right) - Side View-(left)

ETCHED FUSCHIA Whiskey Set:  Jug is 7 ½” high, 6” at the bulge and 8 ½” high with stopper. Jigger is about 2 ½” high. The glass is thick and heavy. Cambridge Glass has been suggested as the maker, but we have not found it in our Cambridge books/papers.

RADIANCE Rosebowl.
 RADIANCE Rosebowl.

RADIANCE Rose Bowl and Syrup: Riverside produced utilitarian wares. Whether or not they iridized their glass is not known, but it is unlikely. Perhaps when the after-market purchaser performed the marigold application, the enamel-painting was applied at the same time?
Rose Bowl measurement: 3 ¾” high, 3” base, 3 ½” opening
Syrup measurement: 6” to top of pouring lip, 3 ½” base. 2-piece mold; 6 panel form with handle annealed on one seam.

Dean & Diane Fry, 6/09

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