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Even the lowly Fenton Diamond and Rib vase can be subject to the whim of a glass maker. This green example is necked in like a spittoon. I'd almost call this a weirdsy rather than a whimsey. I wonder what possessed the glass maker to alter this Fenton blue Orange Tree hatpin holder in such a way?.
Among the small whimsey output of Imperial is this spittoon made from a green bowl. Another Millersburg whimsey. This one is a Strawberry Wreath bowl that has been modified to be a sort of gravy boat. Although it appears as marigold, the glass is actually vaseline.
A scarce Cambridge whimsey, this one a bon bon made from the base of a green cracker jar. Another Cambridge whimsey bon bon in green--this time an Inverted Strawberry. Probably made from the spooner.
Not many of these vases around. How were they made? The glassmaker used the blue base of an Orange Tree punch set and ruffled the part that usually sits on the table. This is the only known Millersburg Peacock rosebowl in amethyst.
This is a rosebowl made from an Imperial Diamond Lace tumbler. Unusual in that it's the only one known and marigold is very rare for Diamond Lace tumblers. I would call this a sort of un-whimsey. Dugan made very few whimseys and very few Elks pieces--only the nappy. Most, however are ruffled. This is the only one in this spade shape.
This extraordinary whimsey is a bank--made from a Northwood Wisteria white tumbler. The only known vase whimsey made from an Acorn Burrs Tumbler. Owned by Mary and Bob McCaslin who purchased it from Leslie Wolfe, first President of the International Carnival Glass Club, in 1968. It is amethyst.
This is the only known Grape and Cable punch bowl and base with a turned in top. Courtesy of Larry Ashley. This unusual Fine Cut and Roses rosebowl sold at the ACGA auction in 2014 for $850. It was listed as violet blue.
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