Royal Swans Posy Holder, Sowerby

According to Glen and Stephen Thistlewood in their book, The Art of Carnival Glass, this was pattern #1328 and first shown in Sowerby's 1882 catalog. It is thought the Carnival items were made in the early 1920s. This example, 5 1/2 inches long, sold on eBay in 2005 for $183. It would have brought much more but for a crack and other minor damage.