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US Glass - Part 12
U.S. GLASS – Part 12
Sears ad for DEPRESSION type AUNT POLLY - 1927.
COLONIAL or UNSHOD water set showing the interior panels.
Outer surface is smooth.
COLONIAL: is the pattern name stated in the accompanying 1927 Sears Roebuck Ad. Perhaps that only applies to the design when it appears in Depression Green glass, such as we see in the ad. However, with carryover names from the Hartung era of writing, such as UNSHOD; and still another; FINE RIB VARIANT, casting another name into the ring cannot hurt too much.
Since every manufacturer succeeds in producing some likeness to a “colonial” design, this name certainly seems to fit appropriately when viewing the design. Measurements for these elements: Pitcher - 8”; Tumbler - 3 5/8” in height.
DIAMOND FLUTE VARIANT #1 -
6 3/8 inches tall Soda Glass or Vase by U.S. Glass.
DIAMOND FLUTE Vt. Vase: (or soda glass?) Certainly appears to be of the same design as Interior Rays pieces. We place the vase here with other U.S. Glass items – on a somewhat tenuous basis. Should any of our viewers have specific information relating to this item, we would appreciate your help.
Left - BULLSEYE & SPEARHEAD - The pattern as seen in Hartung Book IV.
Right - BULLSEYE & SPEARHEAD - Souvenir of Portsmouth, NH imprinted.
BULL’s EYE and SPEARHEAD: This pattern name is from Marion Hartung’s Book 9, page 61. First Edition-1970-- i.e. Listed under the name given here in several illustrated books dealing with the field of early American glass in general, it apparently was found suitable to be carried over into the iridescent field long after its initial appearance.
Originally it was made in clear or crystal glass during the 1870s, although the producing firm is not identified. The range of shapes was typical of the period, for we find the four-piece table set listed, along with such pieces as the castor bottle, celery vase, lamp, and both open and covered compotes. Both a tumbler and goblet are listed, but no mention is made of a pitcher to accompany these. The wine set, complete with decanter, is also noted.
**It is the wine glass only which we have seen in Carnival Glass. The sketch given here shows the piece nearly full size, for it stands only 3 ¾” wide. It is this portion only that carries both color and iridescence. We have seen this with both marigold and pastel blue coloring. Occasionally one such wine is found also bearing the lettering of “Souvenir of…………” and various city names filled in. Souvenir pieces are far more commonly found with ruby flashing than with iridescence.
We place the wine glass in this segment as “suspect U.S. Glass”. Which of the 19 Conglomerates may have been the producer is anyone’s guess, but since there is a pattern shown in an accompanying catalog ad, called “Optic Bullseye”, there is some comfort in the belief that we are at least in “area ballpark”. Perhaps a viewer can offer more specifics?
Aunt Polly or DIAMONDS Pattern carnival Sherbets & Serving Plates.
Left - Aunt Polly Sherbets - or if we use the name given in the Sears ad - DIAMONDS.
Right - AUNT POLLY Sugar - minus the lid.
Aunt Polly Depression Glass Butter Dish, or
DIAMONDS pattern if we rely on the Sears Roebuck ad.
AUNT POLLY or DIAMONDS: Based upon the elements seen in the 1927 Sears Roebuck ad, the lid is missing from the sugar bowl. While sherbets/plates are not displayed in the ad, the designs on the glass indicate they are of the same pattern line.
FIELD THISTLE 9.5 in. Master Bowl and a couple of 5 in. Berry Bowls. Scarcely ever seen!
FIELD THISTLE - 5.25 in. bowl in light blue with uneven marigold iridescence.
FIELD THISTLE: Curious as to the reasons so little of this pattern is found among collectors items in today’s world! The pale blue - celeste-type examples such as this bowl offers are extremely rare. While marigold overlay may leave something to be desired on this piece, the likelihood of finding one like it is remote.
Dean & Diane Fry – 11-08
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life?
It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:13-17)
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