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Cosmos and Cane VS Daisy and Button
COSMOS & CANE versus DAISY & BUTTON
1912 Butler ad showing Palm Beach and Cosmos/Cane.
Cosmos and Cane tankard in white.
COSMOS & CANE - 4.5 inches deep square bowl in Honey Amber.
COSMOS & CANE 6.75 inch purple (spittoon or rosebowl),
Courtesy Seeck Auctions.$3800.
COSMOS and CANE: Stating the following, listed under Cosmos and Cane, Hartung notes: “one of the most popular patterns ever made in pressed glass was Daisy and Button. It is doubtful whether any other single pattern had as many imitations or as many variants as that one. It was a carry-over from a much older European cut glass pattern, and its appeal has waned little from 1876 when it appeared at the Philadelphia Centennial.” The “cane” pattern was made by many companies, in an enormous variety of shapes and in many colors.
The April 1912 Butler Bros. Catalog displays the water set and a portion of the table set in company with part of the table set and a berry set in the Palm Beach pattern. The ad is named: “Radiant Lustre” Iridescent Dining Sets.
Interesting to note: The Heacock/Bickenheuser U.S. Glass From A to Z does not list Cosmos and Cane as collectors know it to be. However, under Daisy and Button: 1891 is given as a U.S. Glass estimated production date, with George Duncan & Sons, Pittsburgh, Gillinder & Sons, Greensburg, PA, Hobbs Glass Co, Wheeling, WV., Central Glass Co., Wheeling, WV, and A.J. Beatty & Sons, Tiffin, OH, as producers; noting (many variations by several factories).
A.J. Beatty & Sons - no representative D&B patterns are displayed in the A to Z book.
Bryce Brothers produced a Daisy & Button design which originally was called “Fashion”.
Central Glass called the pattern: Daisy & Button w/Thumbprint.
Duncan called the pattern: Panelled Daisy & Button. Originally called “Ellrose”.
Gillinder referred to Daisy& Button w/Thin Bars. They produced five shapes.
Hobbs Glass-no representative D&B patterns are displayed in the A to Z book.
Since Palm Beach was produced at the Glassport, Pa factory, and is displayed in the 1912 Butler Bros. Ad in company with Cosmos & Cane, we believe that to be the source of production.
The colors known in iridized glass are honey amber and white, with an occasional example in purple. The pattern offers the magnificence of early cut glass!
(Above research was recorded 1/16/12). Today, 1/17/12, we made our usual weekly trip to the local Christy’s Auction House to see what will be sold tomorrow. To our utter amazement: a clear glass berry set trimmed in metallic gold paint, was on display in the Daisy and Button pattern. It bears no resemblance to Cosmos and Cane pattern!
The Third Marion Hartung Book is dated 1975. U.S. Glass From A to Z by Heacock and Bickenheuser is dated 1978. Is it possible that their research utilized that of Hartung? We tend to believe that to be the case. Our conclusion is this: There is absolutely NO resemblance of Daisy and Button in the Cosmos and Cane design! Daisy and Button is quite a simplistic all-over button/panel/cane pattern. Assessing the many and varied designs produced by the Conglomerates, likenesses of “caning” is relevant in several patterns. Cosmos and Cane has definite floral/long stem leaf and refined caning design, and is much more detailed than most of the Daisy & Button designs.
34 years following the first recorded comparison study, we believe the time has come to arrive at a summation that the elegant Cosmos and Cane pattern, although of pressed glass, extends more characteristic finesse of a cut-glass pattern than any found in Daisy & Button. Lets give it the attention it so well deserves!
DAISY and BUTTON as produced by Bryce. Orig. called Fashion.
A variety of novelty and pattern glass by Duncan which offer DAISY & BUTTON.
DAISY and BUTTON as produced by Geo. Duncan & Sons - Pittsburgh, PA
List of DAISY & BUTTON items from Gillinder & Sons.
DAISY and BUTTON Tankard by Gillinder & Sons.
Pictures A, B, C and the other diagrams portraying likenesses of Daisy & Button design are shown in Book 5-U.S. Glass From A to Z by Wm. Heacock & Fred Bickenheuser.
Marigold DAISY and BUTTON Toothpick
L.E. Smith & Ron Hansen. 2.5 in. tall x 2 in. diam.
Purple DAISY and BUTTON Bell by Fenton Glass.
Purple DAISY and BUTTON Rosebowl signed
Robert Hansen. Also produced by L.G.Wright.
The three reproductions by Fenton, the Hansen’s, L.E. Smith and L.G. Wright indicate the popularity of the Daisy & Button design.
Dean & Diane Fry, 1-29-12
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