Depression bowl

joann_ksOctober 29, 2011

I bought this at a garage sale and want some information on it. It has no chips, but has some wear around the bottom of the bowl. It is 7 1/2" wide and about 3" deep. I know it is the green parrott depression.

this is the bottom

It is very heavy and I couldn't find it on e-bay.

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lindac

Why do you think it is Green Parrot pattern? Looks nothing like it to me.
I think it looks like Georgian Love Birds also by Federal Glass.....early 30's.
What do you want to know? It's a bowl!
Linda c

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:49PM
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joann_ks

I know it's a bowl, I'm not stupid. Maybe it is the Love Birds, sorry I asked.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:53PM
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nicole__

Manufacturer Status: Discontinued Actual: 1931 - 1936

Pattern: GEORGIAN-GREEN by FEDERAL GLASS CO [FEGGEOGR]
Description: GREEN, TWO BIRDS DEPRESSION GLASS

Here is a link that might be useful: Replacements LTD.....cereal bowl....$25.99

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 2:45PM
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lindac

Not a cereal bowl....too big for that. It's one of the "various bowls" they talk about when they tell what was made in that pattern. Probably the large berry bowl.
I am puzzled when someone posts a picture of an item, says it's green depression glass, names the pattern (even though it's the wrong pattern) and says they want "information". What "information"? Who made it? When?...a quick Google search will tell you all, unless you have the pattern name wrong.

Here is a link that might be useful: Georgian love birds

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 3:15PM
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joann_ks

Thanks Nicole, at least you gave me a decent answer without acting like you know it all. I appreciate that.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:09PM
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donna37

Linda, you could be little bit nicer when answering a question by someone. Just give some information without sounding sarcastic. Good grief I don't think I'll ever come here to seek information if that is how I would be treated. It's sometimes hard to google something if you don't have the right information to do do.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:26PM
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nicole__

Your welcome Joann. I just offered the price of the cereal bowl as a price comparisson.

It's a very nice find! Enjoy!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:49PM
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cyn427

Joann, don't know anything about it, but just wanted to say how pretty it is! I have some depression glass that I inherited, but none seems as lovely as your new piece. Congrats on a good find!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:53PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Joann, that is a beautiful bowl!! I've never seen that pattern and wouldn't have known what to call it.

As my dear mom used to say "it's just as easy to be nice as it is to be mean". I'm guessing you wouldn't have come here if you already knew everything about your new bowl. Maybe you will get a more civil response in the future.

Anyway, that is quite a find you have there!!! Congrats!!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 10:12PM
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ks_toolgirl

Joann, if it's information about the bowl you're wanting, here's a (potential) tidbit...

Unless I'm mistaken - & it's been known to happen - your gorgeous bowl is uranium glass. (Also seems to be used interchangeably with "Vaseline Glass", to me that's the custard-color, but I'm in the minority there I think).

Regardless, do you have a black-light? Uranium glass glows brilliantly in a dark room with only a black light.

From my recollection, the charming lime green color was achieved by adding a bit of uranium during glass-making process. It created a special color that I've learned to recognize - but not certain from a photo online.

I love the stuff - and depression glass, in general. Enjoy it - it's a beauty!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 10:25PM
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soxxxx

joann knew that it was Georgian Love Birds. She just thought that the ones in love were two green parrots.

And now I am confused about what really is a bowl

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 10:44PM
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justlinda

Now I'm getting depressed by this mollycoddling of the OP regarding this depression bowl. I'm sure that the OP is a big girl and can stand her own ground and reply as she sees fit, which she did already. So why not drop it, okay?

Now ~ what say we get back to what this board is all about (things antique & collectible)!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:27PM
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soxxxx

justlinda
You could just scroll on by.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:00AM
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justlinda

Ummm....let's just get back to what this board is all about, okay?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:12AM
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ks_toolgirl

I'm sorry. I was only trying to give some information that I thought the OP might like to have. If it were me, & I didn't know about uranium glass, I'd like to be told about it.

Didn't mean to offend anyone by it.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:41AM
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lindac

Well I must chip in a little more info here....because I do know everything...;-Q.
What American collectors call Vaseline Glass is a yellow, the color of Carbolated Vaseline...Watkins still makes it by the way.
The Brits call that semi opaque custard glass Vaseline Glass.
The addition of uranium can produce several different colors....and that green of the bowl pictured is one. I have heard that a different uranium salt can produce a red, but have never tested that with a black light.\
And interesting...Federal used uranium in making the green in Georgia Lovebirds. Not all green depression glass is uranium glass....and Georgia Lovebirds is also made in clear and amber.
Uranium glass glows a bit in sunlight, but not in artificial light unless it has some ultra violet...as in a plant gro light. Bargain hunters sometimes carry a small battery operated pocket "black" light to quickly spot uranium glass.
As you were....

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 10:18AM
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centralcacyclist

Once a year I drop into a "junque" store with some women friends. The store has a section of uranium glass with a black light on it. That was my thought too when I saw the photos. I don't know a thing about glassware though.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:17PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

That would be the centerpiece of my next absinthe party; which would actually be my first absinthe party ;-)
The color is such a spectacular acid green!
Casey Pernod

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:35PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Now we are getting somewhere. Finally some "information" about the bowl!!! Now, was that so hard???

Thanks, ks toolgirl, for getting the ball rolling.

All information is appreciated. I know I learned something new!!! Thanks.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 3:57PM
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sam_md


here is a smattering of my lovebirds collection. I also have assorted plates and footed sherbets. Not all pieces are marked with the F. The most soughtafter pieces are the ones with lids.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 1:01PM
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joann_ks

Nice collection, thanks for sharing it.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 2:10PM
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Fori is not pleased

Wonderful collection displayed in a charming cabinet...and a bad photo! Sam, that's quite a tease! :)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 2:21PM
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sylviatexas1

lovely collection!

so, uh...

does your china cabinet glow in the dark?

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 7:30PM
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