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This blue bowl set featuring the Rose Sprig pattern was made by Campbell Jones in 1866. The set has 1 master bowl and 6 smaller bowls. The master is 10 long by 7 wide by 2.5 inches deep. The small bowls are 5.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. The bowls have a seitz bath shape with an extended handle. The larger bowl is 7.75 long x 6.75 wide and 5.5 inches tall. This rim is scalloped. There are 3 large rose sprigs in relief against a plain background. There are stippled leaves and a branched stem accenting the rose. There is a very small rosebud near the top of the design. The handle has a shield design with large stippled leaves accented by scrolls around the outer edge of the handle.
The pattern was patented by Henry Franz May 5, 1886. It was made in amber, blue, canary, and clear. The berry sets were made in different styles: flat, seitz bath shape, and footed. A complete table service was available in each color. Blue is the most difficult color to find in this pattern. Only two forms have been reproduced in the pattern: the goblet (from a new mold) as early as 1968. (L. G. Wright, New Martinsville) The new goblets were produced in original colors but the colors are harsh, the design is smaller and blurred and lacks the detail of the original. The other form reproduced was the sleigh shaped salt dip, also produced from a new mold, the new salts are embossed with the "1888" patent date as found on the originals.
These pieces have been black light tested and fluoresce under the UV. Manganese and uranium as well as other chemicals used in the early glass mixtures will cause glass to fluoresce when placed under a UV. Manganese was used in the glass mixture to counteract iron impurities in the sand used in the glass making process. Unfortunately, the manganese was also the reason old glass will sometimes have an amethyst tint when made in clear.
This set has no cracks; however, there may be areas of tiny nicks along the mold lines and the top edges. I did not note any major chips. Chips along the top edges and mold lines in glassware of this age is not an uncommon occurrence. The set displays beautifully and still has many years of use. The Rose Sprig pattern in blue (especially in the berry set) is very scarce. This is a very nice set in very good condition.
Campbell Jones was the successor of the Jones Cavitt Co. which operated 1863-1865. Jones Cavitt is credited with introducing the pattern which Campbell Jones most likely continued to produce. Campbell Jones & Co. operated from 1866-1891. Campbell Jones was victim of a major fire in 1890. Reconstruction began early in 1891 but was never completed. The company assets were sold at auction in May 1891 and the land was purchased in June 1891 for development.
Weight is estimated on this set. If there is an error in shipping and insurance costs, any over payment will be refunded.
SOURCES: Hawkins, Glasshouses and Glass Manufacturers of the Pittsburgh Region 1795-1910, p. 107-108; Revi, American Pressed Glass & Figure Bottles, p. 98, 101, 102; Jenks, Luna, Reilly, Identifying Pattern Glass Reproductions, p. 267-268, Jenks & Luna, EAPG 1850-1910, p. 453-454.
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Scarce Blue Rose Sprig 7 pc Berry Dessert Set 1886
$165 USD SOLD
ALL glass listed is old and used
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