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Title: Black Glass Wall Pocket with Bird
Post by: Connie on March 18, 2006, 10:02:14 AM
Black glass wall pocket which is 8.25 inches long and 2 inches wide at the top.  It is in excellent condition.  I have not been able to find a maker.  I looked in Toohey's Black Glass 2 (I don't have 1). I also posted this on another board and no one could identify it.  One member said they had one in cobalt blue and thought it was newer.  But they never posted a picture for me to compare.  I do think this is 1920-30s era. It is well made and the mould detail crisp.

 Wall Pocket  (http://www.glassmavenhaven.com/connie/blbird1.JPG)

 What kind of bird? (http://www.glassmavenhaven.com/connie/blbird4.JPG)

 Detail of bird - Woodpecker ?  (http://www.glassmavenhaven.com/connie/blbird3.JPG)

 No chips even on the hanging hole (http://www.glassmavenhaven.com/connie/blbird6.JPG)

 Top view  (http://www.glassmavenhaven.com/connie/blbird7.JPG)
Title: Black Glass Wall Pocket with Bird
Post by: Glen on March 18, 2006, 10:39:04 AM
Hi Connie - it's the Dugan-Diamond "Woodpecker" wall pocket. It's known in marigold Carnival. It is also found in other colors.

However, it has certainly been reproduced - in fact I saw it a year or two back on a repro website. And yes, a cobalt blue was one of the repor'd colors. I'll try and find the link.

Glen
Title: Black Glass Wall Pocket with Bird
Post by: Glen on March 18, 2006, 10:45:55 AM
Connie - I think this site has them.

http://pages.tias.com/4438/PictPage/1920898240.html

Glen
Title: Black Glass Wall Pocket with Bird
Post by: Connie on March 18, 2006, 11:01:00 AM
Thank you, Glen!  I love Dugan/Diamond Glass. I think it is an over looked and under appreciated glass company.
Title: Black Glass Wall Pocket with Bird
Post by: Glen on March 18, 2006, 11:20:26 AM
Absolutely Connie  :lol:

I love Dugan too - they made some amazing Carnival.

I believe that shards of the Woodpecker vase were discovered at the "Helman Dig" and thus the certain attribution to Dugan.

Super piece you have there.

Glen