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Author Topic: Help in identifying carnival glass, ID = Millersburg 'Grape Wreath"  (Read 776 times)

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Offline Fentoncarnival

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Can anyone help me ID this carnival glass?  I got a pair of them from my parents-in-law's estate.  I have searched high and low on the internet for information but have been unsuccessful.  The base of this amethyst coloured small bowl is a somewhat off-circular foot with an incised starburst pattern in the centre.  Thank you so much!

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Re: Help in identifying carnival glass
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 09:20:16 PM »
This is Millersburg 'Blackberry Wreath.' You can learn more at this web site:

www.ddoty.com

Be sure to look at the related 'wreath' patterns, and you'll see the design in the centre of your piece.
James Measell, Historian
Fenton Art Glass Co.

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Re: Help in identifying carnival glass
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 07:09:54 PM »
This is Millersburg 'Blackberry Wreath.' You can learn more at this web site:

www.ddoty.com

Be sure to look at the related 'wreath' patterns, and you'll see the design in the centre of your piece.

Thank you, jsmeasell!  I had looked at David Doty's website but I guess I was concentrating on Fenton and didn't think of looking at Millersburg patterns!

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Re: Help in identifying carnival glass
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 07:10:25 PM »
Actually, it is not Millersburg's "Blackberry Wreath". It is Millersburg's GRAPE WREATH. It's an easy mistake to make, but the clue is the central pattern. There are four specific designs / motifs, that can be found on the centre of the Grape Wreath pattern. They are:

Eight point star motif (spider web)
Feathery leaf motif seen on the Grape Wreath;
Square & plume motif (star & bars)
Peacock eye & feather motif (also called clover & feather)

You can find out much more about Millersburg, the patterns, the variations, the history (the "Rise" and the "Fall") on out website here:
http://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/millersburg.html
Be sure to use all the menu tabs at the foot of the main Millersburg page, as we have a huge amount of information there. For example, all the Millersburg exterior designs in detailed line drawings, and the four motifs mentioned above, are all on this page:
http://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/millersburg-masterpieces.html
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Re: Help in identifying carnival glass
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 02:23:59 AM »
Actually, it is not Millersburg's "Blackberry Wreath". It is Millersburg's GRAPE WREATH. It's an easy mistake to make, but the clue is the central pattern. There are four specific designs / motifs, that can be found on the centre of the Grape Wreath pattern. They are:

Eight point star motif (spider web)
Feathery leaf motif seen on the Grape Wreath;
Square & plume motif (star & bars)
Peacock eye & feather motif (also called clover & feather)

You can find out much more about Millersburg, the patterns, the variations, the history (the "Rise" and the "Fall") on out website here:
http://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/millersburg.html
Be sure to use all the menu tabs at the foot of the main Millersburg page, as we have a huge amount of information there. For example, all the Millersburg exterior designs in detailed line drawings, and the four motifs mentioned above, are all on this page:
http://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/millersburg-masterpieces.html

Thank you so much, you're absolutely right, I was comparing it to the Blackberry Wreath ones on David Doty's website and indeed I couldn't find an identical centre design.  Would you have any idea as to the value?

 

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