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Novelties - Part 6
NOVELTIES - Part 6
PIPE Toothpick Holder or Match Holder: recently sold for $50. They have been known to bring $90!
CONTEMPORARY Pipe/ inside markings/purple: Have no date of production nor maker for this piece.
LIBERTY BELL Bank - 4 inches tall -
4 1/2 inches across the bottom
LIBERTY BELL Bank : sells in the $10 range usually. Later era, probably from the Depression into the 1950s.
At one time this WINDSOR FLOWER ARRANGER
was in the Ed & Marge Garner collection in Fresno, CA.
WINDSOR FLOWER ARRANGER (photo): Bill Edwards' 1980 Imperial Carnival Glass-The Early Years displays this flower arranger, referring to its origin in crystal, seen in an old Imperial catalog, identified as #28411. This black/white photo is not very clear, but the “roping”, or additional row of decorative glass just above the collar base is quite evident. It measures 4 ¾” tall, with a lip diameter of 6”. At one time, this piece was in the collection of Ed and Marge Garner who lived in Fresno, CA. We were privileged to view their vast collection in 1982. Ed probably owned more tri-corner examples than anyone at that particular time. Their collection sold at auction in 1983, if memory serves.
Taken from the Imperial Book issued in 1978, coordinated and arranged by Margaret & Douglas Archer.
#28411 listed as produced 1909-1920. Base design not shown in this engraving.
EARLY IMPERIAL CATALOG AD: This catalog sheet was taken from the Imperial Book issued in 1978, coordinated and arranged by Margaret & Douglas Archer with the cooperation of the Imperial Glass Corporation for the purpose of identifying Imperial Glass. #28411 is listed as being produced between 1909-1920. No definite year is stated. The Windsor Flower Arranger as shown in the Edwards book has some sort of additional glass design above the collar base.
Note: This catalog sheet does not illustrate that additional portion of glass. Could the engraver of the catalog have left that out? Is it possible that a special order was taken which provided the more decorative effect?
Suggestion has been made that the Windsor Flower Arranger comes from other than an American manufacturer, since the examples thus far found have been in strong marigold, a basic color for U.K. producers of carnival glass. Certainly the name “Windsor” lends credence to that theory. Perhaps one of our viewers will be kind enough to provide some further clues?
WINDSOR FLOWER ARRANGER
in collection of Ardonna Bucher.
WINDSOR FLOWER ARRANGER - Marigold: Ardonna Bucher wrote about this interesting piece for a San Diego Club Newsletter in June 1996: In 1985, A Wishbone Flower Arranger was advertised. I'd seen the one shown in Edwards' book and thought it was a cute little thing. When I received it, it was smaller than I had expected. It's very dainty and delicate. The bottom portion looks like a little cup. The entire base is 2 1/2”, and 1-3/4” is concave. On the underside edge of the base, twenty fine ribs are raised between twenty smooth panels. The panels come wider as they reach the top. The ribs swirl to the right. This is culminated into eight petals around the top. They come to a point at the end of the petal and in between, the glass looks like it was pulled down, gathering to separate the petals. About 1¼” up from the bottom is a shell pattern ruffle protruding around the entire piece. The entire exterior, except for the concave part of the base is iridized. On the interior, it's just iridized from the top down to the ruffle. It is a nice marigold with pretty color. The interior has a satin finish, the exterior is shiny. This piece measures 3 ¾” high, with a top opening of 4 ½” in width.
I took it to Wichita in 1995 for the Imperial Glass Program presented for the Air Capitol Convention. Before the program, I showed it to John Britt and Joan Doty. They had no idea what it is, but thought it to be old because of the iridization. So, I guess this is not a Wishbone Flower Arranger. Todd Kuwitsky mentioned that he thinks he has seen the piece in a book displaying glass made in England. Does anyone out there know WHAT to call it, or who might have made it? Please let us hear from you.
BRIDE'S BASKET photo of - Marigold: In contrast to the elaborate scroll of glass attached to Ardonna's arranger, this one has a much more smooth, curved base. Perhaps more than one manufacturer of the period found attractive sales for these pieces.
One of these Bride Baskets was seen in a Columbus, IN mall - Oct. 2004.
Priced at $1350, the bowl was in Peach Opal.
BRIDE'S BASKET - Peach Opal: Seen in the entry window of the 76 Mall in Columbus, IN, this piece caught our eye! The size of the glass insert was about the same as the measurements given for the Windsor Flower Arranger. It seemed to fit well into the silver-plated holder, but you will note the different shape of the top edge, along with the fact that although the top ruffling was a definite peach opal, the “roping” of glass, along with the base portion was clear glass.
ASHTRAY equipped with center match folder holder: This marigold ashtray appears to have support slots large enough to accommodate cigars, if necessary.
1927 Butler Brothers Catalog Ad: Displays one of numerous marigold ashtrays of that time period.
ASHTRAY with Windmill in center: Could this ashtray have been produced by the same manufacturer who created the marigold 8” plates having a windmill in the center of the marie? Hmmm!
Dean & Diane Fry - 11/05
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