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TWITCH - Bartlett-Collins Glass Co.Courtesy Ron and Carolyn Chesney.
TWITCH - Bartlett-Collins Glass Co.
Courtesy Ron and Carolyn Chesney.

TWITCH: This cup is shown in Hazel Marie Weatherman’s book, Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2, on Page 29. The information has been confirmed by Barbara Chamberlain. She and Don have a cup (with an unfortunate crack). The cup pictured here was photographed in Ron and Carolyn Chesney’s  room during the 2011 ACGA Convention. Maker: Bartlett-Collins Glass Co.

THREADED BUTTERFLY- Courtesy Maxine Burkhardt.
Courtesy Maxine Burkhardt.
COLORADO Exterior.
Detail of the exterior COLORADO pattern.
Detail of the exterior COLORADO pattern.

THREADED BUTTERFLY - Colorado:  These photos were taken at a carnival glass convention where the plate was included in a large plate display for seminar purposes. Maxine has owned the plate for many years and conferred with the late Frank M. Fenton as to its maker.  Certain that the Colorado mold was of U.S. Glass origin, he concluded that since this is the only one of its design to have surfaced in carnival glass, it must have been a “test” piece, never having been placed into production. The base glass is green. Iridescence on the plate surface has a golden marigold glow.

RADIANCE 10 in. vase by New Martinsville Glass Co.-$45. 2-12-10
RADIANCE 10 inch vase by New Martinsville Glass Co.
Sold for $45. on 2-12-10

RADIANCE:  This 10” vase was produced by New Martinsville Glass Co.  It is shown in the Depression Glass book by Gene Florence.  The raised design around the base is done in gold.  Is this within the carnival glass spectrum? If you consider the Golden Pansies, Golden Cupid, etc. to be carnival glass, then this could be included, as well.

Ameth. DOZEN ROSES Interior.
Amethyst DOZEN ROSES Interior.

DOZEN ROSES:  We found this amethyst example on a sale table while attending the 2011 www.cga convention and thought it would be interesting to see the complexity of the exterior mold. (Note the 3 tiny projections inward from the legs.) Another example of this pattern is listed in our pattern index, but now you can see there is no iridescence on this curious bowl. Maker remains unknown.

Update - Ten Panels - December 29, 2011

3.25 in. tall, 2.25 in. base, 5.25 in. across.
3.25 in. tall, 2.25 in. base, 5.25 in. across.
Ten Panels - Purple
Ten Panels - Purple

July 1928 Butler Brothers Ad.
July 1928 Butler Bros. Catalog Ad

With only a couple or three examples known in this pattern, very little printed information is available. We can tell you that the hat in question did not appear in earlier Butler Bros. ads, so we must conclude that Diamond Glass did not provide extensive production, if at all. The distinct possibility exists that only some “salesmen’s samples” were produced toward the end of the carnival glass era. Perhaps no orders were forthcoming?

(Please click into Dugan Glass - Part 2 for earlier discussion of this pattern.)

ZIPPER CROSS Compote.-Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis.
Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis.

ZIPPER CROSS:  Maker: Bryce/Higbee - New Martinsville Glass Co. Height=5 1/8”, Base=3 3/8”, Top Diameter=5”.  First made by Bryce-Higbee from 1899-1907 and known as “Paris 900” pattern. J.B. Higbee produced the pattern from 1907-1917.  Ira Clark took the molds with him to New Martinsville Glass in 1919 after J.B. Higbee closed and it became their “Zipper Cross”, aka Roughneck pattern, designated as #110.  After New Martinsville Glass closed, some molds went to Canada where the pattern was called “Nova Scotia Ribbon and Star”. (Info. provided by Mike Carwile.)
These compotes cannot be considered “standard” items within the carnival glass world, and we have no designate for application of the “marigold”; (we know that Higbee did not iridize). Jerry and Carol Curtis purchased the piece from a shop while they were “out on a hunt.”

Santa Claus Edition-Butler Bros. 1910 Ad
Santa Claus Edition-Butler Bros. 1910 Ad'

While the compote shown in this Great “Victory” Glassware Assortment is 8 ½” high, there must have been another mold used for Zipper Cross, but certainly there is a distinct likeness in the design.

Dean & Diane Fry, 9-11

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God,  that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all,
taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God;
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
(Ephesians 6:10-18)
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