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Posted 6 years ago

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About two years ago I bought a green vase not knowing a thing about it's pattern. I have avidly searched for my green vase's pattern for over a year now. I searched the carnival books and it wasn't to be found. I ended up searching Dave Doty's page to find the pattern. I finally found out that it is a Field Thistle Vase.He lists them in marigold but mine is in ice green! Could you maybe tell me a little more about the piece? Is it rare? It's value? Is it a mistake piece? Does anyone know anything about it?

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Its vaseline glass, which is colored with uranium. You can test it by putting it under a blacklight, it will glow green. Its quite attractive isn't it? I just searched eBay's completed listings under "vaseline carnival glass," and there is one that is very similar to yours that sold for $252.50 recently. It was actually the highest price paid with those keywords. You did well! Deffinitely not a mistake piece
  2. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    it is hard to really see the details of the design in your piece. but I cannot see the thistle pattern. If it is green as noted then is isn't vaseline glass. If it does happen to glow under a black light it would be called uranium glass. What is the height and diameter?
  3. kab0516, 6 years ago
    I have talked with several carnival glass dealers and they have concluded that it is a scarce field thistle uniridized, ice green vase made by U.S. Glass. If only it was iridized, it would be one of VERY few known. David Doty shows a honey amber example on his field thistle page located at http://ddoty.com/fieldthistle.html please check the link out. As for value, I am still searching. I will also add a better picture.
  4. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    it may very well be U. S. Glass #15142 Jungle; AKA: Field Thistle. The pattern was originally introduced in 1912. I'm not sure of who may have reproduced the pattern at later dates. Yours could possibly be apple green and likely swung from a tumbler, which is why measurements are important. Could you post an image of the bottom?
  5. kab0516, 6 years ago
    I will post a picture as soon as I get home. The vase is close to 9.5" tall and the base is 2.5" across.
  6. kab0516, 6 years ago
    I have updated the post with a picture of the bottom. The exact measurements are 9 and 9/16" at the highest point and the base measures 2 and 3/4".
  7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Thanks for TallCakes statement in the comment #2 about it not being "Vaseline" glass. I'm by no means a Glass-wares person and do not claim to know anything. I have seen and even commented on several posting as the the common usage of the term "Vaseline" glass. I have posted excerpts from some of the leaders in the field of collecting "Vaseline" and the coloring is Yellow, not green.
    Excuse me kab0516 for climbing up on my soap box, but while following some of your posting (In hopes of learning something new). I find myself having to make a statement about something that has some form of misinformation attached to it. Again I know very little about Glass, but I do retain certain facts I've picked up from several of similar post. Your pieces have grabbed my intrest and will watch for responses to and hope I will be better informed for doing such.
    Again my apologies for butting in .
  8. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    I'm thinkin it is a USG piece. Maybe Paul will drop in with his thoughts. Here is another online link with catalog cuts and other info:
  9. kab0516, 6 years ago
    kerry10456, It is perfectly fine for you to comment. That is the only way to truly learn. Please do not be discouraged from commenting but encouraged to comment. It is always nice to learn something and to teach someone something as well.
    Tallcakes, a carnival dealer had e-mailed me this link but I still have no idea of a value. I am enjoying learning about the piece though. I hope some others will throw thoughts in as well. Thank you for all of the resources you have provided.
  10. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    TallCakes, I've always seen this light green stuff listed as vaseline glass, you say its not?
  11. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    Stillwater; the saying goes "if it's green it ain't Vaseline". Vaseline was usually called canary yellow by most makers in the early days. It was later that collectors who penned the title Vaseline Glass 'cause they thought the color of the glass was similar to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. There are often many listing, especially on eBay, of green glass noted as Vaseline because it helps them sell.
  12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    TallCakes, That's the saying that you posted on one of my earlier post. I haven't forgot it and You get the credit for educating me on that fact. Never to old to learn and hopefully never to old to retain those lessons learned.
  13. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    I added a pic to the post of my canary yellow (vaseline) cake stand showing the canary yellow color without a black light.

  14. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    It does appear to be UGGCo's "Field Thistle." With a company that lasted as long as USGCo, oddball colors are always possible. They would often run pieces in color in older moulds, and I suspect that's what this is. USGCo ("Tiffin") made a light transparent green color during the Depression era called Reflex Green, and this vase may be that color. It's definitely not canary/vaseline. USGCo's canary is quite bright and almost neon. And this can't be called carnival glass since it is not iridized.
    Swung vases are shown in this pattern in USGCo catalogs from the teens.

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