Do you remember the television show Flipper? (I’m showing my age here…) Did you ever want to swim with a dolphin? That might be hard to achieve but we can enjoy dolphins cavorting in glass.
Dolphins were a favorite glass motif in the late 1920s and early 1930s, maybe a carryover from the fascination with the natural world or an attempt to soften the angles and lines of the Art Deco period. Glass companies made comports with dolphin handles, bowls and candy jars with little dolphins on the sides, plates and serving dishes. Fenton especially was known for dolphin handles.
This pink bowl dates to between 1927 and 1938 and uses Fenton’s Diamond Optic patterned glass as the basis. Fenton made it special by adding three small dolphins. You can see the dolphin on the left – notice how he has his mouth open and looks like he’s smiling to be caught in glass.
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. Beverly, thank you for featuring my blog this week and for all the work you do each
Shopping Information: This pretty piece is meant to be an accent on your shelf or table and will make a great gift this Christmas. We offer this in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass where shopping is like antiquing with your best friend.