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Crown Crystal - Part 13
CROWN CRYSTAL Co. Ltd.
MELON RIB VASES
Photo of the 1938 Sydney Show.
Carnival Glass of Australia, produced in 1988 by a Book Committee comprised of Australian Carnival Enthusiasts Assoc. Inc. calls these vases “an enigma”! The vases were produced over a long period of time in a variety of finishes and colors. Both iridizing and lustering processes were applied.
Bright marigold, bronze and a blue/green iridescent rainbow is found on some examples, while others are of iridescent lustre in an array of pale colors.
The array of shapes displayed in the 1938 Sydney Show were blow moulded by Mr. L. Vesley, an employee of Crown Crystal Co. Ltd. Reportedly, he was the only employee skilled in this manner. As you can determine from the photographs, as well as the printed shapes, the designs and sizes are quite extensive.
Margaret Dickinson informs us that the red vase is 3 ¾” high, having a base of 2”, with top measurement of 2” across.
Dean & Diane Fry, 1-11
Left - MELON RIB vase - 5 inches high in Blue glass.
Right - MELON RIB Vase in Red - Courtesy Margaret Dickinson.
Left - 6 in. MELON RIB in Marigold.
Right - 6 in. MELON RIB Vase in Smoke.- $115.-Seeck Auction.
Left - 9.5 in. MELON RIB Vase.- sold for $50.- Seeck Auction.
Right - MELON RIB Vase, 7 in. tall. Courtesy Margaret Dickinson.
Melon Rib Vase # 1
Melon Rib Vase # 2 and # 3.
Melon Rib Vase # 4.
Melon Rib Vase # 5
Melon Rib Vase # 6.
Melon Rib Vase #7.
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