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While not nearly as rare as the Frolicking Bear pitcher shared on the ICGA line of the August 25 message, this green Chrysanthemum bowl more than makes up for the rarity by the beauty of the color and iridescence. This piece was made by the Fenton Art Glass Company in the early 1900’s. This can be found in two sizes of bowls. The large size and some of the smaller size bowls can be found footed. The large one has ball feet and the smaller on has spatula feet. Some may even be found with just the collar base. A few of the bowls were formed into a large rosebowl. … See MoreSee Less
One of the rarest and most coveted water pitchers is the Frolicking Bears pitcher. It is a type of green verging on olive. It is thought to be a product of the U.S. Glass Company. Very few pitchers are known, and only a handful or two of the tumblers are known. There are little bears in all sorts of frolicking positions around the pitcher and tumbler. The iridescence isn’t what you call lush, but if you see one and the price is right, buy it. One novelty whimsey is known that features the tumbler made into a hat shape. ICGA had a new mold made featuring the playful bears and used it for a souvenir in several colors for several years. … See MoreSee Less
Linda PflugerI have one in clear glass but cannot find any info since most seem to be iridescent or green. If anyone can point me in the right direction to find more info on this, it would be very much appreciated. (I am not a collector so I am starting from scratch on researching and i hope its ok to post this.)
International Carnival Glass Association added 2 new photos.
Sometimes it is fun to find a variant of a well known pattern. Such is the case with the photo of the amethyst Butterfly and Berry water pitcher on the left. It has fewer berries on the bottom of the panels with the berries. All you see on this variant are a couple little vining pieces of foliage. If you look at the blue pitcher on the right, you see the two extra berries that are on the "normal" pitcher. Both pitchers are beautiful and were made by the Fenton Art Glass Company. For many of us it is fun to find those pieces that are a little different. … See MoreSee Less