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Novelties - Part 15
WHEELBARROW Nut Bowl- Courtesy J & C Curtis
WHEELBARROW Nut Bowl - Courtesy J & C Curtis.

WHEELBARROW Nut Bowl: Jerry Curtis truly enjoys his really unusual and “novel” pieces! This little gem was purchased over eBay from South Africa! It is 1 5/8” high x 2” wide c 3 ¾” long. It would be interesting to discover a maker for this piece. Cambridge Glass produced a number of “figural” glass containers, none of which were iridized. However, this wheelbarrow is not among the items shown in a 2001 National Cambridge Collectors Convention folder.

SUPERB DRAPE-Mgld. 6.5 in. high. Courtesy Wroda Auctions.
SUPERB DRAPE - Marigold -  6.5 inches high. Courtesy Wroda Auctions.

SUPERB DRAPE:  These vases are not often seen. Perhaps they fit into the art glass category more-so than carnival, but collectors do appreciate them. An aqua opal example sold in 2001 for $5,000. Another has been reported in that color, along with green. We saw a marigold vase in the 1980’s and the vase shown here appears to be more amber in tone.

Made from a Grape & Cable Perfume Bottle.-Buy it now for $425.Ebay.
Made from a Grape & Cable Perfume Bottle.
Buy it now for $425. - Ebay.

GRAPE oil lamp:  Those collectors who reach for the “limits” have no compulsion about paying some ridiculous sums for such as you see here……… each his own, but truth be: it is a former Grape and Cable perfume bottle with the neck cut away to accept the fittings and chimney---not exactly a factory-made specimen!

Min. Lamp with DOVES-Flashed Mgld. $55. Seeck-6-10.j
Miniature Lamp with DOVES - Flashed Marigold.
Sold for $55. Seeck - June - 2010.

DOVES oil lamp:  Use of such lamps as these followed earlier use of candles before ceiling and central lighting fixtures became “standard” in homes. They were “handy” to take into the bedroom of many farm homes where larger oil lamps were used for reading at night.

6 in. long x 5 in. wide.-HANGING Lamp with orig. chain
HANGING Lamp with original chain.
6 inches long x 5 inches wide.

HANGING oil lamp base:  This is no doubt only the base section of a lamp. We’ve had the picture for years, but have not seen what would be the upper portions (connections) for use.

SKULL Covered Jar.-$200. Seeck Auction.
SKULL Covered Jar.
Sold for $200. Seeck Auction.

SKULL: This is one of the most curious figural containers of all time! It would be nice to learn more about its origins. If any viewers can shed light on where it came from, we certainly would like to hear from you.

GIANT PAGODA 17 in. Funeral Vase-Ameth. Non-American $775. 3-09 Seeck
GIANT PAGODA - 17 inch Funeral Vase in Amethyst.
Non-American - Sold for $775. March - 2009 Seeck.

GIANT PAGODA: This is the only example we have seen of this funeral vase. Should viewers have information surrounding its maker and country of origin, we should like hearing from you.

GRAND PIANO Covered Dish-$850.4-11-Seeck Auction
GRAND PIANO Covered Dish.
Sold for - $850. April - 2011 - Seeck Auction,

GRAND PIANO: A very nice marigold overspray was applied to this novelty. The top of the piano lifts off  to create a nice candy or nut container. We have seen one of these in clear glass at our local auction house. It is 6” long, 4” wide and 3 ½” high.

WILLS GOLD FLAKE Ashtray-$7.50-Seeck Auction
Sold for $7.50 - Seeck Auction.

WILLS Ashtray: Seems a bit of a “stretch” to create a marigold ashtray, but then, there is something for everyone!
Santa Claus Edition 1910 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog.
Santa Claus Edition 1910 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog.
COFFEE Canister-4.5 in. high - 3.5 in. base. TEA - 7.25 in. high x 3.5 in. base.
COFFEE Canister - 4.5 inches high - 3.5 inch base.
TEA - 7.25 inches high x 3.5 inch base.

COFFEE/TEA Cannisters:  Dean & I were married in April 1952. He had two more years to serve in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS New Jersey in Korea. Living with Mrs. Fry, as each of us worked every day, I found occasion to go into the wooden cabinet on the enclosed back porch. A set of these condiment containers were on a rack inside one of the doors. Carry-overs from the Depression era, they continued to find utilization on regular basis. Apparently the need for such extended back to the “teens”.
Carol Curtis found these two containers when she and Jerry were “out on the hunt”.

ATLANTA Butter-5.5 in. high x 7.75 in. diam.-Courtesy J & C Curtis
ATLANTA Butter - 5.5 inches high x 7.75 inch diameter - Courtesy J & C Curtis.

ATLANTA Butter Dish:  Research indicates a glass pattern by this name was produced by Fostoria and Westmoreland. When the application of marigold occurred is “THE” question.

Dean & Diane Fry, 12/11

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