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Rose Show - Poppy Show - Part 2

A prominent Texas collector of many years once made a rather profound statement about Rose Shows; one which is followed by some who build huge collections from a single pattern. Joyce emphatically stated that “you can't have too many Rose Shows!”
The range of color variations within either of these patterns is probably more encompassing than those within the Peacocks pattern.
Masterpieces of art, both patterns reflect the mould-maker's dedication to his trade. 8”-9”ruffled bowls and 9”-9 1/2” plates are the extent of use for each pattern. Poppy Show dates from the 1912-1914 period, is never trademarked and portrays the molded work and iridization of Harry Northwood. Prior to 1912, most carnival glass items were produced in bright, vivid colors like marigold, green and amethyst. With the arrival of 1912, the pastel era (white, ice blue, ice green, etc.) had begun.
The concept for Rose Show and Poppy Show are similar, but the background and exterior are different. Poppy Show carries a bark-like exterior based on an earlier opalescent glass pattern called Woven Wonder, produced in the 1904-1908 timeframe. Rose Show is known in a greater variety of colors than Poppy Show and perhaps is more popular with collectors.

9 in. ROSE SHOW Bowl-MarigoldAmethyst ROSE SHOW Plate
Left - 9 in. ROSE SHOW Bowl - Marigold Right - Amethyst ROSE SHOW Plate.

ROSE SHOW Bowl:  Marigold examples turn up in surprising frequency.

ROSE SHOW Plate:  Amethyst plates are much more difficult to find than bowls of that color.

Electric Blue ROSE SHOW PlateLime Ice Green ROSE SHOW 9 in. bowl. Rare Base Color.
Left - Electric Blue ROSE SHOW Plate.
Right - Lime Ice Green ROSE SHOW 9 in. bowl. Rare Base Color.

ROSE SHOW Plate:  Electric Blue is basically cobalt blue with fiery iridescence. These are more difficult to find than marigold, amethyst, or green.

ROSE SHOW Bowl:  Lime Green falls into the rare category, not appearing for sale at auction very often.

ROSE SHOW bowl - Ice BlueROSE SHOW bowl - Ice Green
Left - ROSE SHOW bowl - Ice Blue, Right - ROSE SHOW bowl - Ice Green.

ROSE SHOW Bowl:  Not inexpensive when found, but with some effort these bowls in Ice Blue and Ice Green can be added to your collection.

ROSE SHOW - Marigold over Custard
ROSE SHOW - Marigold over Custard

ROSE SHOW Plate:  A lone vaseline plate is known. Aside from that, the few examples of Marigold over Custard plates claim topmost position in the pattern!
Scarce Purple POPPY SHOW Bowl.POPPY SHOW Plate in Blue
Left - Scarce Purple POPPY SHOW Bowl, Right - POPPY SHOW Plate in Blue.

POPPY SHOW Bowl: More white Poppy Show bowls turn up than in any other color. Cobalt Blue, amethyst and marigold are next in line.

POPPY SHOW Plate:  Availability of cobalt blue falls in line after marigold, amethyst and green.

POPPY SHOW bowl in ice blue.
POPPY SHOW bowl in ice blue
POPPY SHOW bowl in ice green
POPPY SHOW bowl in ice green.

POPPY SHOW Bowl:  Both Ice Blue and Ice Green are sought after by collectors, with Ice Green being the most difficult to locate.

Marigold POPPY SHOW Plate-9 inLight IB POPPY SHOW Plate
Left - Marigold POPPY SHOW Plate - 9 inch, Right - Light IB POPPY SHOW Plate

POPPY SHOW Plate: Marigold plates with rich, dark color are quite rare; much harder to find than most of the other known colors. There are fewer Ice Blue plates than amethyst, green, cobalt blue and white. Only ice green and aqua opalescent plates are more scarce.

Dean & Diane Fry    12-07

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice!
 Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning……….
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy,
and with Him is abundant redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
~~ Psalm 130 ~~
Psalm 130 is from a group of psalms (120-134) referred to as
“Songs of Ascent” or “Pilgrimage Psalms”. Jewish pilgrims sang
them as they made their way up to Jerusalem for celebration of the
 three annual feasts of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost,  and
Tabernacles. Psalm 130 is the sixth of seven penitential psalms
(6, 32,38,51,102,143). These are prayers for forgiveness and
expressions of deep sorrow for sins committed. These seven
psalms are used for prayer and reflection during Lent. The psalmist
in Psalm 130 cries out for God's mercy,  expresses  his repentance
before God  and waits upon the Lord for his complete redemption
from sin.

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