Mother of Pearl
Seldom Seen Patterns

by Stu Horn

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"Flower in Diamond"

"Plus Sign in Diamond"

possibly called

"Iron Cross"

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lick to see larger image. "Open Concentric Diamonds"
Polka Dot – Dots in diamonds.

Courtesy of Louis St. Aubin
Brookside Art Glass

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Herringbone Variant

Similar to Herringbone but discontinuous.

Courtesy of Louis St. Aubin
Brookside Art Glass

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Muslin
also known as
Dotted Swiss

Similar to Raindrop but I have observed it to have smaller more widely spaced drops. Possibly associated with Mount Washington.

A pattern of this type was also made by Fenton in the 1960's called "Bubble Optic."

Courtesy of Louis St. Aubin
Brookside Art Glass

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"Starburst"

A very attractive pattern but I have no idea of its correct name.

"Feather" Click to see larger image.
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"Plus Marks and Drops With Open Centers"

Associated with Steuben

"Star"

A series of concentric ever larger star shapes.  Thought to be made by Phoenix Glass Company.

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"Seaweed"

Thought to be made by Phoenix Glass Company.

Courtesy Lee Marple

"Swirled Ribbed Drops"

Some similarity to other "Drop" patterns but specific to Hobbs Brockunier and Company as pattern number 336.  There is a catalog illustration of it on page 122 of "Hobbs Brochunier & Co. Glass" by Neila and Tom Bredehoft.  Pattern 336 was offered in 1890.

Courtesy Tom Bredehoft.

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"Pulled Loops"

Courtesy Tom Bredehoft.

"Maze"

Similarities to Moiré but without so many closed elements.

Courtesy Bob McCleskey.

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"Random #1 - No name"

Similar to Rivulet but enough differences to merit a separate identification.

Courtesy Bill Stoetzel.

"Random #2 - No name"

Also similar to Rivulet - - seems to be more of a raised effect.

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"Random #3 - No name"

Gives the impression of a fern-like random pattern.