Sheraton, U.S. Glass

U.S. Glass pattern #15144 named Sheraton, after the English designer Thomas Sheraton, was manufactured in 1912 and was made in a plethora of shapes in clear pressed glass but very few in Carnival Glass. It has a distinct Greek Key border on the top edge and panels below it with elegant Chippendale handles. Some pieces bear the rare US Glass logo of an intertwined U and S. Only known in marigold. Here are the only known shapes in Carnival Glass to date.

Greg Dilian sent us this picture of his signed sugar bowl sans lid in marigold with the US Glass trademark. He found it in a room at the Mid-Atlantic Jamboree in Hagerstown, Md. in 2018. (Photos courtesy of Greg Dilian) Read Greg's article in the June 2019 issue of The Pump.

Bob Patterson wrote an article for the ICGA Pump in 2018 on this footed rosebowl also in marigold. It is approximately 4 inches in height. It also bears the US Glass trademark. (Photos courtesy of Bob Patterson.)

Bob Patterson's article on Sheraton.

Carl and Eunice Booker own this tumbler with a ground base and square footed creamer (called an after dinner creamer in the US Glass catalogue) both in light marigold. The creamer is signed and the tumbler is unsigned. Photos courtesy of Carl and Eunice Booker.

Lance Hilkene owns the Sheraton square footed 7-inch vase in light marigold on the right. It is unsigned. (Photo courtesy of Lance Hilkene)

Here is an amazing ad from the July 1914 Butler Bros catalog showing "Iris Sheraton" pieces in rose, green and royal iridescent tints. Proof that at least some Sheraton shapes were produced and marketed in marigold, green, and blue carnival. There is Greg's sugar in the bottom row, just to the right of Carl and Eunice's tumbler. Where are the rest of these pieces?

Here are some of the shapes shown in the U.S. Glass Company's 1919 Export Catalogue reprinted in William Heacock's U.S. Glass From A to Z. In the top row on the left is Greg's sugar. The second row on the right is Bob's rosebowl, this time offered with a lid. There is also another Butler Bros catalog ad that offers just the rosebowl, identified as a rosebowl. You'll notice that many of the pieces serve double duty. Look at the Jam and Notched Cover piece in the second row, next to the Mustard and Notched Cover. In the third row they have morphed into a Trinket Set. In the next row is Carl and Eunice's after-dinner creamer.

Read more about this intriguing new carnival find on Glen and Steve Thistlewood's site.

Last updated 6/29/2019