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Posted 5 years ago


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I know this is a Buttons and Bows pattern in vaseline glass, boat shaped relish dish. That's all I know. I found this dish at an antique mall. I cannot find this particular dish anywhere for comparison. Am very curious as to who made it and when. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 5 years ago
    It would appear that this piece was made by Hobbs Brockunier in the 1880's and the pattern in called Daisy and Buttons, in the shape of a canoe. I have seen it called a pickle castor also. I stumbled across the pattern and shape while looking for another piece, however I have yet to actually see an exact a vaseline piece. Any info or verification would be appreciated.

  2. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    from the normal lighting image the color looks to be Apple Green, which often does glow similarly to vaseline. I cannot say who made it; there were many companies making the Daisy & Button pattern. I won't say that is is not Hobbs, Brockunier #101, only that the pieces I've seen attributed as HB #101, based on catalog images, have a undulating scallop and point along the finished edge. This piece has an even scalloped (no points) edge.
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    BTW, if you do an eBay search for - pickle castor canoe - there is a vaseline piece with a holder listed
  4. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 5 years ago
    TallCakes, thank you for your wealth of knowledge, I really appreciate your feedback and information. I am completely new and love learning about - all of it.
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    you're welcome. if you'll try a google image search with - hobbs daisy button 101 - you'll find examples of their scallop & point rim/lip
  6. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 5 years ago
    Upon doing hours and hours of researching, I've come across this

    a picture by Dave Peterson aka Mr. Vaseline Glass himself.

    Thank you for your help. This is a fascinating exploration.
  7. meljan, 5 years ago
    My identical piece was appraised as Daisy & Button pattern vaseline with no maker listed. Love the vaseline!!

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