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Sowerby Glass Piasa Bird Rose Bowl

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Posted 6 years ago


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This is my Sowerby Glass Piasa Bird Rose bowl in Blue Opalescent Glass, This is a Really interesting pattern and Ive always thought the face was a little Creepy but that's what makes this such a Cool Rose Bowl, its from the early 1900s as well and these are Very Very Hard to find Without Damage to the Feet or Rim so I was very happy to find one with no Damage since Ive purchased 3 and Gave the other 2 away due to Chips or Cracks, but made sure to get Full Refunds from the Sellers first!
Thanks for looking!
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  1. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    Heacock felt this piece is American, mainly because the Piasa Bird legend is Native American in origin (if we all agree that is the creature depicted, of course). I will say that the tightly crimped edges on the novelty bowls in this pattern are extremely similar to those in the Flora pattern by Beaumont (OMN: Admiral). I have a blue opalescent Piasa Bird spittoon and it is one of my favorite pieces.
  2. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 6 years ago
    Yea its a Really Unique and Wonderful Piece!
  3. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    It's a beaut, Shawn
  4. Steen, 6 years ago
    Nice piece! I have put together a pretty good collection because my family was from very near where the bluff painting was (it was moved to a nearby bluff long ago when mining limestone began in its original site) -- and the piasa bird has fascinated me since childhood. Would love more info on how a painting on the bluff in southrn IL became a pattern in England (and the pattern does very much include details from the bluff painting). I think Marquette's expedition included a nice sketch, but I've always wondered if someone taking the boat up the Miss. didn't see it... Anyone know for sure how this pattern came to be made?
  5. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    Steen, There is no evidence that this pattern was made in England. At the present time, the maker is unknown
  6. Glen, 6 years ago
    I totally agree - this is not a Sowerby piece.
  7. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    Another thing that points to American origin is the opalescence itself. Notice the very edge of Shawn's rosebowl. There is a 'halo' of non-opalescent glass before the opalescence begins in almost a cased effect. This is commonly seen on old American opalescent glass, but I cannot recall ever seeing that effect on British made opalescent glass.
  8. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 6 years ago
    Thank you Very Much Paul, Glen and Steen! Im not 100% sure on the Maker but I am sure it is a Lovely Piece which im Proud to Own! :D

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