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Wild Rose and Blossoms and Palms - Part  2
Mid-Spring 1909 Butler Bros. Catalog
Mid-Spring 1909 Butler Bros. Catalog.

In reading the specifics of this ad, it is interesting that green was the introductory color of the patterns, and the term Bohemian Iridescence is not repeated in future ads. Over the course of years, we know that other colors were offered, with overall acceptance quite obvious.
The fact that so many alterations of the original WILD ROSE continued to be acceptable to buyers suggests that perhaps the unusual reticulated edge was the “key feature”?  One fact revealed itself while our research for these two segments took place: DOZENS of large auctions occur without an example of Wild Rose!  Considering the more than 7,000 carnival glass items presented on eBay daily; we could not locate more than half dozen in Wild Rose pattern! (Peacocks? and Good Lucks?) You KNOW the answer to that one! (smile)

Wild Rose #1- Overall features of mould.
Wild Rose #1- Overall features of mould.

Wild Rose Mould #1- Displays all features of the basic mould as seen in Part 1 - repeated here.

Wild Rose #4
Wild Rose #4.
(4) Cobalt Blue WILD ROSE (Alternating FLAT Smooth & Stippled Rays. Flared edge..
(4) Cobalt Blue WILD ROSE
(Alternating FLAT Smooth & Stippled Rays. Flared edge).
(4A) Cobalt Blue (Nutbowl)-WILD ROSE-Courtesy Seeck Auctions
(4A) Cobalt Blue (Nutbowl) - WILD ROSE - Courtesy Seeck Auctions.

Wild Rose Mould #4 -  Sales to this point must have encouraged an alteration of the design. Note the flattened rays and the center jewelers’ bead, along with placement of the 3 legs within the marie area. (Interesting note: Although Carl Burns pictures the bowl in his 2001 Northwood book, the first example did not appear at auction until April 2013.) It offers the more flared reticulated edge. If this design was one which was never placed into production, then only those “salesmen’s samples” which survived the tide of years arrived in today’s world. (13 plain and 13 stippled rays on this flattened version.)
#4A -  This is the nutbowl shape with edges standing more upright. Seeck Auctions sold this example from the Roy and Charlene Hieger collection in Oct. 2013.

Wild Rose#5
Mould #5
(5) Cobalt Blue WILD ROSE- (Alternating RAISED Smooth & Stippled Rays
(5) Cobalt Blue WILD ROSE -
(Alternating RAISED Smooth & Stippled Rays).
(5A) Cobalt Blue WILD ROSE Nutbowl.
(5A) Cobalt Blue WILD ROSE Nutbowl.

Wild Rose Mould #5. & #5A.  Continuing use of the jewelers’ bead, more narrow rays, both stippled and non-stippled, along with placement of the three legs within the marie area are noted. Stippling within the marie area adds to the overall interest. (20 smooth and 20 stippled rays on this version.)

Wild Rose#6
Mould #6
(6) WILD ROSE-Green-(Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays
(6) WILD ROSE - Green - (Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays).
(6) (Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays.) Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis
(6) (Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays.)
Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis
(6A) WILD ROSE-Amethyst-(Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays) (Nutbowl)
(6A) WILD ROSE - Amethyst -
(Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays) (Nutbowl).
(6A)) WILD ROSE- Green (Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays (Nutbowl) Courtesy J & C Curtis
(6A) WILD ROSE - Green
(Alternating Smooth & Stippled Rays (Nutbowl).
 Courtesy J & C Curtis

Wild Rose Mould #6. & #6A.  Reduction in numbers of both stippled/non-stippled rays, along with a return to use of the N in center interior, seemingly brought alterations to a halt. Iridescent production apparently extended through 1912, with examples in ice blue. (13 smooth and 13 stippled rays.)
One example of sapphire blue is known in the rosebowl shape. Other reported colors: marigold, amethyst, green, ice blue. The nutbowl shape is found in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, ice blue and horehound.
#6. displays the more flattened reticulated edge shape. #6A. offers the nutbowl shape with reticulated edge pointing in a more upward position.

Dean & Diane Fry, Oct. 2013

Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.”
And he thought within himself, saying, “What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?”
“So he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”
But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?”
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.?”
(Luke 12:13-21)
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