Feather Swirl/Solar, US Glass

The pattern known to carnival collectors as Feather Swirl is US Glass pattern number #15116, named Solar. It was produced beginning in 1908 and marketed in crystal.

This short marigold vase was the first carnival example I've seen. It sold at a 1993 auction for $60. There was minor damage.

Some 23 years after the first vase sold at auction, this light marigold vase appeared and sold at a Burns Auction in 2016 for $190. Photo courtesy of Burns Auctions.

This 10.5-inch light marigold vase sold at the 2019 Tampa Bay auction for $425. Photo courtesy of Burns Auctions.

Hard to believe the pattern is also known in a butter dish, but here one is--the first reported. It's in marigold and sold in 2012 for $100 with minor base nicks. Photo Courtesy of Seeck Auctions.
This green Feather Swirl small compote or sherbet is not only the first carnival piece to turn up in this shape, but the first green. It sold at a Seeck 2019 auction for $110, with a tiny chip on the underside of the foot. Photos courtesy of Greg Dilian.

This page from the US Glass Export Catalogue of 1919 establishes that swung vases were not
whimsies, but production-line pieces in this pattern. Page reprinted from William Heacock and Fred Bickenheuser's U.S. Glass From A to Z.

Updated 6/20/2019