For sale is a beautiful piece of carnival glass made by the Millersburg Glass Company of Holmes County, Ohio. The shape is a 3 in 1 bowl and the pattern is "Peacock and Urn". The bowl is rather large as it measures 3" tall and is approximately 10 1/8" in diameter outside handle measurement.
The bowl depicts a peacock strutting through a garden in full bloom with a beautiful urn and pedestal overflowing with flowers and foliage. There are stippled leaves that are realistic with attention to the veining and serrated edges along with abundant flowers. There is a small bee in flight just beyond the peacock's beak. The iridescence on this bowl is excellent as you can see vivid colors of fuchsia, gold, blue, purple, and teal on the interior. This is considered to be a radium finish. The bowl has a plain softly fluted back and a collar base.
This bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The mold is crisp and the detail in the leaves and peacock is outstanding. The piece is not signed but the pattern is a well documented Millersburg pattern.
The Millersburg Glass Company began construction in 1908 by John W. Fenton after breaking away from the Fenton Art Glass Company where he and his brothers, Frank and Charles, were partners. He began glass production in May of 1909 however the company filed for bankruptcy in 1911 most likely due to his lack of business experience and remote location. John was noted for his extravagance and attention to detail in his workmanship making Millersburg some of the most desirable carnival glass available.
The bowl was made circa 1909-1911.