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Diamond Glass - Part 4
Diamond Glass Co. - Part 4
ADAM'S RIB: When introduced in 1925 as Diamond's #900, it was the first iridescent line produced by them, which bridged between carnival and stretch glass. Pieces in this pattern can be found to have typical onionskin iridescent effect, a bright carnival-like luster, or a softer, satin iridescent effect.
Lemonade pitcher, Mug, Covered candy jar, 2-handled open sugar, vase, Compote, Candlesticks, blown hollow, Candlesticks, flared base, Fan Vase, Large console, pedestal footed and Bowl, 10”-11” are documented shapes within this pattern range. None of the shapes can be considered “available”. A better word is “rare”.
The handled mugs are noted in ice green and celeste, but when comparing their prescence to Fisherman's mugs, for instance, the likelihood of finding an Adam's Rib mug in your average carnival glass auction is quite remote!
BEADED BASKET: Since no peach opalescent baskets have been found during all the years of collecting, and known wholesale catalogs do not display the shape until 1915, the facts are evident that these are from the Diamond years of production.
Marigold is the leading color and not difficult to locate. However, amethyst baskets are somewhat more challenging. Pink and lime green baskets are credited to Diamond's After Glow line, dating from 1928 - 1929. (We will have coming segments surrounding that line of glassware.) Aqua, cobalt blue and white baskets are considered quite rare.
COSMOS VARIANT: These bowls did not appear in the Butler Bros. Wholesale catalogs until 1922. Ruffled bowls are found more readily in marigold than amethyst, and cobalt blue is a remote possibility. Only one vaseline example has been reported. It has a marigold overlay.
Ice cream shaped bowls in marigold, amethyst and cobalt blue are much harder to locate than the ruffled version.
Chop plates, 10”-11” are not easily found in any color, but marigold does present itself on occasion. Amethyst and blue chop plates are very difficult to locate.
FLORAL & WHEAT: Wheat sheaves and flowers comprise the exterior design found on Puzzle stemmed bonbons. (A few examples have been found without the exterior pattern.) 1916 Wholesale catalogs carried ads for this piece, with peach opalescent examples more prolific. Marigold is found in smaller numbers, but is available. White is seen fairly often and is usually ruffled into the card tray shape. Very few cobalt blue examples are known. It is the amethyst bonbons which are quite scarce. Considering the numbers available in the pattern, we can believe that production extended into the 1920s.
INTAGLIO DAISY: The assortment of Diamond's After Glow line which appeared in a 1929 G. Sommers & Company Wholesale catalog displays three styles of Intaglio Daisy bowls in company with other confirmed Diamond Glass Company patterns, offering proof that the design originates from the Indiana, Pennsylvania factory; negating earlier thinking that it was produced by Sowerby Glass Co.
All four known shapes are found in marigold. There is a rose bowl in two styles, along with a couple of styles in the bowl shape. Amethyst examples are quite limited in the bowl shape.
Intaglio is an unusual design for Diamond, but quite attractive used on the shapes mentioned.
VINTAGE BANDED: While the pattern did not appear in wholesale catalogs until 1922, well into Diamond production, it continued to appear through 1930. Such prolific production provides marigold, smoke, light green w/marigold overlay and amethyst as colors for the Mug.
Just why the water pitcher and tumbler are so scarce is somewhat a mystery. The pitcher is known in marigold and amethyst, but only marigold tumblers are known, and they surface only on rare occasions.
L.G. Wright reproduced the water set in purple carnival glass.
Diamond Glass - EGYPTIAN LUSTRE,
Iridized Black Amethyst - 5 in. tall x 2. 5 in. base
EGYPTIAN LUSTRE: This line of glass was introduced in the late teens, leading on into the 1920s. Some was iridized and other pieces are simply black base glass. The Dugan/Diamond - The Story of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Glass by Heacock, Measell, and Wiggins displays both types of glass.
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