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Puff Boxes - Part 2
PUFF BOXES – Part 2
Study of Dugan - Diamond -The Story of Indiana, PA Glass indicates the “collector’s Puff Box” to be a “covered compote”. In essence, it is that, but in appeasing the collector viewpoint, we need to suspend such “correctness” (smile). However, while on that subject, we call your attention to the fact that Diamond’s Puff Box is slightly shorter than similar items made by Northwood and Fenton. Stems and finials on all three types are too much alike to be concerned over.
Whether you choose to call these (or use them as containers for) Jelly, Candy, or Puff Box is entirely your privilege. The Diamond, Fenton, and Northwood boxes are “stretch glass” by proper definition, but many carnival glass collectors cater to some degree of acceptance.
Swirl Rib Puff Box.
April 1929 Butler Bros. Catalog Ad.
SWIRL RIB: This stunning covered jar was more than likely created as part of a dresser set, and intended to hold bath powder. However, it just as easily could have been used for candy. It stands 6” tall to the top of the finial and is approximately 4 ½” in diameter at its widest point. As such, the pattern name indicates Imperial as producer. Several other shapes are seen in such a pattern, dating the production to 1927. One significant shape to mention are candlesticks. There is a matching console bowl, center-handled server, mug, a 6” plate in marigold and clambroth, along with 8”-9” plate, bowls in 6” and 9”, creamer and sugar, cup and saucer and a stemmed/footed sherbet found in marigold and clambroth. Unless noted otherwise, the items are found only in marigold, and can be considered quite scarce.
SOUVENIR designated -
Sixtieth Anniversary Schiller Lodge
#345 F&AM June 10th 1924.
Left - Diamond - RAINBOW pattern - 6 in. tall x 5 1/4 in. wide.
Right - Fenton's 1917 Celeste Puff Box - 6 in. x 5 3/8 in. wide.
Left - Northwood Russett #643.
Right - #643 Fenton Amber Stretch Powder Dish or Jelly.
#643—FENTON, NORTHWOOD and DIAMOND Glass Companies made counterparts of these “boxes” using the same catalog number. A Northwood factory catalog describes theirs as Jelly and Cover.
Left - Florentine Green #53 DIAMOND OPTIC Puff Box by Fenton.
Right - Northwood Ice Green #643.
Left - Collar Base on this version. Maker Unknown.
Right - Fenton Mgld. Candy Compote or Puff Box. #643.
Left - HEAVY VINE Covered Powder Jar by Rindskopf.
Right - JACOBEAN RANGER-Inwald- Powder Jar.
HEAVY VINE: This powder box is part of a dresser set by Rindskopf of Bohemia.
JACOBEAN RANGER: Part of a dresser set by Inwald of Czechoslovakia. We will be posting segments in future, surrounding other glass shapes produced by this manufacturer.
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