It’s been the week for Heisey, and what better way to celebrate the weekend than with a Pink Saturday post about an unusual piece of Heisey Flamingo pink depression glass?
I got this at an estate sale this summer when Dave and I went antiquing. The spiral ribs told me right away this was one of the Heisey ribbed patterns – and if that wasn’t enough the H in a diamond in the center was the convincing clue. But which Heisey pattern? I don’t know about you, but the umpteen variations on fluted designs or paneled optics look a lot alike to me.
Aha! This one has a spiral like design, that’s unusual. And yes! Heisey made a pattern called… wait for it…. Spiral! (Heisey made beautiful glass. They didn’t make spiffy names.) Oops, I should have stopped there. A little more research turned up Spiral, Reverse Spiral and Octagon Spiral. Octagon Spiral has 8 sides, just like this bowl.
Finally I found this interesting shaped bowl shown in the book book “The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Heisey Glass” by Neila Bredehoft on page 361 where it’s called a nappy. (Nappy is older term for a small bowl. Remember, glass makers weren’t real big on names.)
Somehow Octagon Spiral hasn’t gotten the recognition of other Heisey patterns. I didn’t find any others on eBay and even Replacements has none. Too bad because this looks sharp! The design is a narrow rib between wider panels that curve. The pretty scalloped rim adds to the look.
From what I found Heisey made Octagon Spiral in the colors of the depression era – Flamingo pink, Moongleam green, crystal. It’s a pretty piece that looks nice on the shelf or side table.
We have Heisey Octagonal Spiral flamingo pink nappy in our store. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.
Thanks for visiting our Pink Saturday pink depression glass post this week, and as always a big thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for organizing this fun event. Please be sure to visit the other bloggers to see how pink we can be.