Photos from Readers

Occasionally readers of this Web site send me photos of interesting or unusual pieces. Here are a few.

Ardonna Bucher sent me this photo of an unusual Dragon and Lotus banana boat shaped bowl in marigold. I didn't remember seeing or hearing of such a shape in the pattern before so I checked my database of auction sales going back to 1993--a total of more than 1,800 pieces in the pattern. No listing of such a piece. Must have been a workman's whimsey, done just to see if he could do it.
Ardonna Bucher also sent me these photos of her Halloween covered bowl in an unusual shape. The usual marigold with black trim--thus the name. Quite a find.
In October of 2018, Francine and Michel Jacob of Canada sent me this photo of an ice blue 10-inch Fruits and Flowers bowl wondering if I had ever heard of another. I checked my database of auction sales going back 25 years and could find none listed. No one I've spoken with has seen one either.

Francine and Michel are members of the Quebec Carnival Glass Association. I asked how they came upon it and was told that Michel's half-brother, Jacques Temblay, had found it a couple of years ago at an antiques show in the Quebec Province east of Montreal at St-Charles-sur-Richelieu. The seller didn't know where it came from.

Carl Booker purchased these Flute and Cane purple candlesticks from eBay in 2018. He asked me if I knew of any other sticks in this color. I searched my auction database going back 25 years and could find only a handful of other candelsticks, only in marigold and smoke.

Carl notes that they are marked LIG, so they are contemporary. When Carl sent this photo to the Hooked on Carnival website, Mitchel replied that "Imperial by Lenox in Amethyst had a short run...about the 1st 6 months of 1981. This item is not on my list of pieces made in this color.

That said, there is always the possibility that when the molds sold, the mark was not removed and someone else (Summit Art Glass hardly ever removed the existing mold mark) made this item. But I have not seen this by anyone."

Dave Doty here. In September of 2018 I made a quick trip to our local grocery store. As I walked past the floral department, a group of these iridized vases caught my attention. First time I'd seen the pattern. They were all the same pattern in two different colors, both on clear glass. This one has a reddish iridescense, the other a sort of marigold. Each measures 8 inches tall and 5 1/4 inches across. According to the label on the base, they were made in China and offered as candleholders. The store obviously regarded them as vases. The pattern name was Debi Lilly. Price: $11.99.
Terry Jondahl sent me these photos of a peach opal Beaded Cable rosebowl he recently acquired from England. As far as I know, it is only the third example known.
Kate Lavelle also sent this photo in 2018 of her Northwood Fine Rib vase in sapphire opal that she and her husband acquired in 2013. She notes that it has opal only along the top edge and has the Northwood mark on the base. It is 11 3/8 inches tall with a 4 3/4 inch top flare and 3 1/2 inch base.
This photo of a Drapery spooner in white was sent to me by Kate Lavelle. It was in the collection of the late Bob and Geneva Leonard and Kate bought it at the auction of their glass. It is 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide with a 3 1/4 inch hexagonal base. It is the only iridized example known.
Brian Griffith says, "I thought you'd like to see a photo of a 'Star & Flower' hatpin in amber I recently won on an auction. According to your research there has been only one in this pattern and it was in blue."
Greg Lockhart sent me these photos of a recently acquired Butterfly and Fern variant tumbler in vaseline. I'd not heard of one before although vaseline pitchers are known.
Richard Fenton sent me this photo of his recently acquired Drapery Variant vase in rich marigold and 8 inches tall. Probably by Inwald. I've not talked with anyone who has seen this shape before.
Brendan Morant sent me this photo of his Millersburg Rays and Ribbons bowl. It's edges are cupped up, but are they cupped in enough to make it a rosebowl? I don't think so. So I'd refer to it as a cupped up bowl or deep round bowl.
This is a Fenton Spector's Department Store piece. Unlike most, however, it never got flattened into a plate. As it is two inches off the table, has to be considered a bowl. Courtesy of Chuck Hollenbach.
Gary Heavin sent me this photo of his Grape and Cable fruit bowl with a blackberry interior. He points out that there are three known and this is the only amethyst; the others are blue.
This vase is a recent find by Terry Jondahl. He calls it Puffy rose and it is 5 inches tall.
King Hoppel sent me this photo of his most interesting 6 1/2 marigold vase. He reports is as U.S. Glass pattern Aunt Polly from the late 1920s.