Palm Beach, U.S. Glass

Palm Beach was the US Glass grape pattern. This pattern was first produced in clear glass in the late 1800s. As Don Moore noted in his Grapes of Glass article, "It is one of the few grape patterns which feature grapes and yet carries a name which is completely unrelated to the fruit in any way (unless there is something about Palm Beach, Florida that we don't know about)." It is distinctive for the prominent vine that starts at the base and curves up to the top overlapping the adjoining vine. It is also distinctive for the bunch of grapes on its marie. Above are a large berry bowl and a bowl that has been whimsied into a banana bowl. It has gold trim around the edge (often referred to as Goofus). Bowls were often whimsied into interesting shapes; banana bowls, tricorner, and squarish. Many pieces are found in the color unique to US Glass called honey amber--similar to marigold but with a lustrous brown effect that looks like honey.

Hartung Book Two: Palm Beach

Berry sets

Honey amber, 7 piece, 40 (2021)

Honey amber, 6 piece, 275 (2004)

White, gooseberry interior, 6 piece, 200 (2001)

White, 7 piece, 375 (2003)

White, 6 piece, gold trim, 110 (2020)

Bowl, large

Honey amber, 55 (2013), 15, 30 (both 2014), 35 (2019)

Honey amber, gold edge, 70 (2018)

Marigold, 95 (2014)

White, 325 (2018)

Bowl, square

Amethyst, silver trim, 110 (2014)

Goofus, iridized, 25 (2020)

Honey amber, 65 (2014)

Marigold, 40, 45 (both 2014), 60 (2020)

Bowl, tricorner

Honey amber, 500 (2018)

Marigold, 35 (2019)

Marigold, from master berry, Cristina Katsikas auction, 1,050 (2020)

Marigold, red grapes, grean leaves, 225 (2015)

White, rosebowl tricorner whimsey, 40 (2018)

Bowl, small berry or sauce, usually with gooseberry interior

Honey amber, 10 (2014), 20 (2018)

Marigold, 20 (2010), 225 (2017)

Marigold, tricorner, 25, 45 (both 2014), 45 (2016)

White, 15 (2016), 15, 20 (both 2019), 20 (2021)

Plates, about 7 inches

Amethyst, 225 (2002), 200 (2009), 85 (2010),
   225 (2016)

Amethyst, rounded square, 500 (2001)

Marigold, 375, 400 (both 2002), 350 (2003)

Marigold, gold decor, 125 (2013)

Plates, 6 1/2 inches

Amethyst, 325 (2016)

Banana dish whimsies, 5-7 inches long

Amethyst/purple, 135 (1999),
   80, 145, 150 (all 2005), 75 (2008), 70 (2016),
   40 (2018)

Amethyst/purple, 7-inch, gold interior, 140 (2017)

Amethyst/purple, goofus, 25 (2020)

Honey amber, 125 (2004), 65, 105 (both 2014),
   85 (2020)

Lavender, 435 (2001), 200 (2002), 50 (2020)

Marigold, 135 (2006), 95 (2007), 55 (2014), 60 (2018),
   50 (2019)

Marigold, goofus treatment, 105 (2012), 85 (2018)

White, 5 inch, 300 (2005), 175 (2016)

Bowl, tricorner, 7-inch whimsey

Amethyst, 75 (2016)

Amethyst goofus, iridized, 40, 50 (both 2017), 25 (2018)

Marigold, 15 (2014)

Bowls, other whimsies from small berry or sauce

Amethyst, square, 85 (1999), 80 (2009), 35 (2014),
   65, 80 (both 2017)

Amethyst, tricorner, 65 (1998), 55 (2004), 95 (2006)

Honey amber, square, 60 (2005)

Honey amber, tricorner, 125 (2004), 105 (2008),
   60 (2020)

Marigold, square, 135 (2004), 60 (2007), 55 (2014),
   30 (2018), 25, 55 (both 2020)

Marigold, square, goofus, 160 (2011)

Marigold, tricorner, 55 (2007), 25, 45 (all 2014)

White, tricorner, 100 (2003)

The small bowls are often whimsied into rosebowls. If they are cupped in far enough so that the top opening is quite small, they can be considered hair receivers. Handled table set pieces have twig-style handles and the butter dish and covered sugar have grape finials.
Rosebowls

Amethyst, 325 (2000), 125 (2006), 85 (2010),
   45, 140 (both 2016), 90 (2017)

Lavender, tricorner top, 155 (2014)

Marigold, 105 (2005), 35 (2007), 65 (2009),
   145 (2010), 70 (2019)

Marigold, gold trim, green stain, 175 (2010)

Marigold, goofus, 100 (2014), 55 (2018), 35 (2020)

Smoke, silver overlay, 375 (2006)

White, 65 (2008), 125 (2012), 85 (2013),
   25, 45 (both 2020)

White, Gooseberry, silver trim, 95 (2012),
   85 (2014), 40 (2016), 30, 120 (both 2017), 30 (2020)

White, rosebowl tricorner whimsey, 40 (2018)

Table set, 4 pieces

Honey amber, 400 (2012), 170 (2020)

White, 450 (2012), 425 (2017), 160, 175 (both 2020)

Butter dish, sugar, spooner

Honey amber, 300 (2012)

White, 400 (1995), 45 (2020)

Butter dishes

Amethyst, sun colored, 80 (2016)

Honey amber, 95 (2007), 50 (2016)

White, 115 (2010), 70, 120, 155 (all 2014), 85 (2017),
   35 (2020)

Creamers

Honey amber, 80 (1996), 35 (2014), 15 (2016)

Marigold, 23 (2016)

White, 185 (2002), 60 (2010), 60, 105 (both 2014),
   55 (2016)

Spooners

Honey Amber, 55 (2016)

White, 55 (2010), 70 (2012), 60, 90 (both 2014),
   65 (2016), 65 (2018)

Sugar, covered

Honey amber, 35 (2014), 50 (2020)

White, 270, 300 (2002),
   50, 110, 130 (all 2014), 75 (2016)

Creamer and sugar set

Marigold, 145 (2007)

At the left is a water pitcher in white. These are sometimes erroneously referred to as cider pitchers.

Water sets

Marigold, 5 pieces, 105 (2016)

Marigold, listed as cider set, 5 pieces,
   550 (2010)

White, 7 pieces, 500 (2001), 450 (2021)

White, 5 pieces, 300 (2008), 275 (2018)

Water pitchers

Amber, with one tumbler, 110 (2019)

Honey amber, 300 (2001), 325 (2005),
   150 (2008), 200 (2016), 300 (2017), 85 (2019)

Honey amber, with 1 tumbler, 225 (2015),
   225 (2018), 110 (2020)

Marigold, 165 (2011), 120, 130 (both 2014),
   70 (2016)

White, 195 (2007), 130 (2009), 235 (2014),
   185 (2015), 150 (2017), 85 (2018), 95 (2020),
   55 (collar chip, 2021)

White, with 1 tumbler, 210 (2005)

Tumblers

Honey amber, 60, 105 (both 2010), 110 (2011),
   45 (2012), 70 (2013), 10, 25 (both 2014),
   15 (2016), 30 (2018), 40, 65 (both 2019)

Marigold, 50 (2009), 15, 35 (both 2011),
   10, 15 (both 2014), 15 (2015),
   20, 30 (both 2017), 10 (2019)

Marigold, lot of 5 (40 (2020)

White, 90 (2007), 35, 38 (both 2009),
   35, 45, 100 (all 2010), 20, 25, 45 (all 2014),
   35 (2015), 30 (2016), 30, 45, 50 (all 2017),
   15, 55, 60 (all 2019), 15, 30 (both 2020)


Below are several vases owned by Joan Doty. They demonstrate the wide variety of whimsied vases found in the pattern.







The whimsey vase directly above is purple and sold in 2019 for $475. Photo courtesy of Scott Sheffield.

These are two of the several vases whimsied from various Palm Beach shapes. The vase on the left was made from an unknown shape, on the right from a spooner.

Vase whimsies

Amethyst, bulbous, 300 (2003), 900 (2014)

Amethyst, amphora shape, 650 (2005),
   200 (2009), 250 (2015), 225 (2016)

Amethyst, 6-inch, probably from spooner, 275 (2017)

Amethyst, 5 1/2-inch, goofus, 400, 900 (2018)

Amethyst, 4-inch, pinched in, 195 (2006)

Amethyst, 8-inch, internal crack, 550 (2012)

Clear, 5 1/4 inch bulbous, gold paint, 750 (2013)

Goofus, 3 1/2 inch, 130 (2020)

Honey amber, large squatty, 280 (1993)

Honey amber, 7 inch, 325 (2003), 130 (2016)

Marigold, large bulbous, 425 (1996)

Marigold, 7 3/4 inch, from spooner, 475 (2002),
   275 (2017)

Marigold, 6 1/2 inch, from spooner, 280 (2012)

Marigold, 4 inch, 400 (2003), 170, 250 (2020)

Marigold, 5 inch, 135 (2016)

Marigold, 5 3/4 inch, 250 (2020)

Marigold, 6 inch, 300 (2008), 300 (2009),
   375 (2016), 235 (2018)

Marigold, 6 3/4-inch whimsey, gold trim, 225 (2015)

Marigold, 7 inch, 400 (2007), 425 (2016)

Marigold, 7 inch, tricorner top, 400 (2020)

Marigold, hyacinth shape, 525 (2008), 105 (2012),
   525 (2016), 300, 900 (both 2020)

Marigold, hyacinth shape, goofus glass, 4 inch, 200 (2020)

Marigold on milk glass, amphora shape, 350 (2016)

Milk glass, pearlized, bulbous pinched in,
   700 (2001), 750 (2004), 300 (2016)

Purple, Napkin Vase, Christing Katsikas auction, 2,000 (2020)

Purple, hyacinth top, 7-inch, 350 (2020)

Purple, 8-inch, internal crack, 750 (2020)

Purple, 8-inch, bulbous pinched top, 400 (2020)

White, 4 inch, hyacinth top, 325 (2005), 950 (2017)

White, 6 inch, 575 (2005), 165 (2007),
   195, 450 (both 2016)

White, 7 inch, 300 (2009), 300 (2015), 60 (2017),
   450 (2020), 500 (2021)

White, 8 inch, from spooner, 625 (2002)

White, 8-inch, bulbous pinched top, 600 (2020)

Updated 3/30/2021