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Millersburg Water Sets - Part 3
MILLERSBURG WATER SETS - Part 3
In the late 1980s, we met Lucille Lowe and visited with her while touring some Holmes, OH landmarks with Marie Capps, Ruth Schinestuhl, and Dick and Emma Tilton. Along with Emma Tilton, Lucille was one of the earliest carnival glass collectors, specializing in Millersburg Glass. One of her stories related in a 1987 Holmes County Farmer-Hub told of John Fenton's interest in cherries. He enjoyed the sweet Black heart cherries. There were several trees near the glass plant and when cherries were in season, he enjoyed the tasty morsels. From this interest, came the depiction of his favorite fruit on glass examples.
HANGING CHERRIES Milk Pitchers: are more rare than water pitchers in that pattern. Colors are amethyst, blue, green, and marigold. The Amethyst pitcher having straight sides is a hard one to locate.
HANGING CHERRIES Water Sets: While these are rare, they do turn up on occasion. Colors are amethyst, green and marigold.
There are two different tumblers: one has flared sides and is 4 tall, 3 diameter, with a base diameter of 2. Its bottom is not ground. This type tumbler is much more difficult to locate than the one having straight sides. The Owen's book on tumblers lists this one as a Variant. It measures 4 tall, with a 2 ¾ top diameter. The ground base measures 2 1/8 in diameter and has a many-rayed star. Both types of tumbler are found in amethyst, green and marigold.
Marigold water sets are somewhat more difficult to locate than amethyst and green.
MULTI - FRUITS and FLOWERS: Pitchers in this fruit pattern are extremely rare and some are damaged. Among the known examples, five have been reported in amethyst, one in green and a couple in marigold. There is one known amethyst pitcher with painted fruit. Emma Tilton owned this pitcher during her very early years of collecting. It surfaced and was on display at one of the conventions in the late 1980s. There are tumblers known in amethyst, green and marigold.
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