US Glass EAPG Cannonball Pinwheel aka Caledonia Serving Bowl

US Glass EAPG Cannonball Pinwheel aka Caledonia Serving Bowl
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Vintage From Paul is delighted to offer this sparkling and rarely seen, US Glass EAPG Cannonball Pinwheel aka Caledonia Serving Bowl.

This pattern was manufactured by the U.S. Glass Co. (#15094, 1906) and later by the Federal Glass Co. (1914).; The pattern can be seen on page 95 of "Early American Pattern Glass" by Alice Huett Metz, and has the Metz I.D. number of 2203. Cannonball Pinwheel is also Seen on Page 140 of the Forth Book of Pitchers by Minnie Watson Kamm.

The US Glass EAPG Cannonball Pinwheel aka Caledonia Serving Bowl is of non-flint glass of the late 1800's.

The US Glass EAPG Cannonball Pinwheel aka Caledonia Serving Bowl is in pristine condition with no defects or flaws noted. The glass is sparkling with no sickness. The rounded scallops are intact.

The US Glass EAPG Cannonball Pinwheel aka Caledonia Serving Bowl stands 1-7/8 inches in height and measures 9-1/8 inches in diameter.

Interestingly enough once upon a time, a series of black and white photographs were sold at Rocky Ridge, reproductions of old pictures taken by the Wilders of the farm or farm animals, and some of items now on display in the Museum or Wilder homes. One showed Laura’s silver castor set and her spooner.

Laura’s spooner was made by U.S. Glass Company in 1906 and by Federal Glass Company in 1910. The pattern is called Cannon Ball Pinwheel / Cannonball Pinwheel, but it also can be found under the name Caledonia or simply Pinwheel. Bob H. Batty described the pattern in his A Complete Guide to Pressed Glass (Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, pages 223-224): "Smaller pieces sit on a flat, wide ringbase and are quite stable, yet taller pieces are easily overturned. The base has a 29-ray star impressed. Most of the body is covered by a wide belt of figurework composed of four circles with alternating, vertical ellipses. Each ellipse overlaps two circles and cuts an arc from each. The top and bottom portions of each ellipse are filled with fine cut figures. The two lateral triangular segments are filled with short, wide ribbed fans. Each circle contains a beautiful whirling pinwheel with a large and highly raised cannon ball at its center. [Note: the cannon ball really does protrude: it's as if half a clear marble has been attached to the center of each pinwheel.] Above and below each pinwheel is a half-inch-wide arched prism topped by sharp pointed pyramids which resemble the meshed teeth of a shark."

The rim corresponds in general to the top of the design. The wide scallops are crenulated and the narrow ones are left plain.

A beautiful piece to add to your collection.

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