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Author Topic: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?  (Read 978 times)

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Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« on: April 22, 2007, 02:21:51 PM »
Glen and Steve are slowly infecting me with their Carnival passion.

I so! wanted to walk past these two, but I just couldn't! So now I need to know their names!


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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 02:29:28 PM »

Hi Jay,
I have one of these. It is called "Checkerboard Panels". Maker unknown, but thought to be European. Of course, kindly identified for me by Glen.  ;D
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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 02:33:19 PM »
Lovely, thanks Della.

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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 05:45:18 PM »
I just want to draw attention to the star in the centre of the mould. It's much more intricate than the typical shape used for a base, making best use of the pressed glass technique. Perhpas this will help us to identify the factory, since it seems likely that the element would have been used in other pieces from the same factory.
The three-piece mould (i.e. 120 degree segments of the diameter) might be a clue, too, since I haven't come across it before!
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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 09:43:54 AM »
Jay - my apologies at having missed this earlier (I've been away - some difficult times).

As Della wrote above, the maker of "Checkerboard Panels" is currently unknown. Your observation that the star base may suggest a maker is a good one. I agree, it is an interesting star. Of course, it's not likely to be a conclusive piece of evidence, but it's all good evidence.

Anyhow, my take on the matter is this: I've always felt that this pattern had a Leerdam look to it - but there is no proof. It's just my "gut-feel" but that's not "admissible evidence". Anyhow, your suggestion regarding the base star led me to consider other known Leerdam bowls, and I can say that the star base on the "Beaded Ovals" bowl (Leerdam) is the same as yours. So, we have more circumstantial evidence for the Leerdam case.
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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 11:48:05 AM »
the item is also found in considerable quantities in this country, both in clear and in Marigold, both in round and in oval which should be another hint.

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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 12:59:45 PM »
I have had a clear version of this bowl. Unfortunelty, it is not in my possesion but I do have a photo.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_654.jpg

There was something about that bowl that said 'Victorian' to me. I can't remember if it had a Victorian registration diamond or whether that was on another plate or bowl (doh). I honestly thought this was one of the three (Greener, Sowerby, Davidsons) when I bought it but now it seems it isn't.  :o


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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 01:51:26 PM »
Is the clear version also iridiescent, Tiger?
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Re: Carnival fruit bowl - poss Rindskopf?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007, 02:18:03 PM »
No, it's just clear glass.

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