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Offline shanbeat

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Shapes?!?
« on: October 06, 2005, 04:20:20 PM »
Can anyone tell me what shape this carnival piece is considered? It's ruffled, but what shape is it? Ice cream shaped, etc? Are these both considered the same shape?


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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2005, 05:09:44 PM »
The shape is a ruffled bowl. I would call both of those items by that name.

An ice cream shaped (ICS) bowl is a low round bowl - with no ruffling or crimping at all, and usually with a slight cupping inward.

An ice cream bowl is the master bowl to an ice cream set (6 small ice creams would accompany it). But if a bowl has the same round shape (and isn't part of a set - but is just a regular bowl) it is described as ice cream shaped.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005, 05:22:52 PM »
Thank you very much Glen! I found it very difficult to determine it's value not knowing what shape to call it. Hopefully, it will be alittle easier now. I am trying to determine if my mother-in-law got a good deal or got hosed. She bought me these pieces and I believe she paid $150.00 for the Sapphire water lily bowl and $65.00 for the green Two Flowers bowl.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2005, 07:08:24 AM »
It's always difficult to determine value - so many variables come into play. With Carnival, it's not only the pattern, shape, condition and colour that matter it's also the quality of iridescence.

You're so lucky that your mother bought you those pieces. I have a bowl that my father bought me many years ago when I first started to collect Carnival Glass. He didn't have a clue about the glass - he just recognised that it was Carnival and was what I had begun collecting.

It's just an ordinary bowl in a common pattern - and it has poor iridescence. But do you know - it's more valuable to me than many pretty, high dollar pieces in our collection because of what it represents. I wouldn't part with it for the world.

I wish you well with your collecting and I hope you get much pleasure from it.

Glen
Just released—Carnival from Finland & Norway e-book!
Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
Sowerby e-books—three volumes available
For all info see www.thistlewoods.net
Copyright G&S Thistlewood


 

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