And, in fact they were called by various names.  Some early catalogs called them 'saucers' even when they were as large as 8" in diameter.  Other early sources called them 'nappies'.  And of course, if they had a 'foot', sometimes called a 'low standard', they would be low comports or compotes.
If they were part of a Berry Set, they would be called the 'master berry'.
If they are oval, we tend to think of them as vegetable bowls.
Their shapes also varied.  Most were round or square, but some were
rectangular or folded into shapes at the whim of the glass man who made them.
"OD" = outside diameter
This Store shows Bowls without lids in patterns A - J.
To go to the Store with patterns K - Z, click HERE.
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ASHMAN pattern by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1880s, their #84.  It is
7" square & took a lid which is missing. $48

AZTEC (left) aka New Mexico is 8 1/2" diam at top & 5" high. By McKee ca. 1900. See chip HERE.  $45

BUDDED IVY maker unknown ca. 1870s. Diam. 8" at top. $64

ATLANTA LATE, by Westmoreland
Specialty Co. ca. 1905.  It is 9 1/2" across the top
and 2 1/2" high.  $45
BEVELLED STAR
aka Pride pattern by the Model Flint Glass Co.
ca. 1895.  It is 9" in diameter.  $85
BEADED TULIP by McKee Bros. ca. 1894. It is 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Has 3 flat flakes (almost) seen HERE & HERE. $42
BIRD & STRAWBERRY by Indiana Glass Co. Dunkirk ca. 1914.  It is 10 1/4" in diameter.
$85
BOX IN BOX is Riverside's pattern ca. 1894.  It is 8" long x 4 1/4" wide.  $48 BOWTIE is a Thompson Glass Co.
pattern ca. 1889.  This bowl is 7" across at the top & 2 1/2" high.  $46
BULLSEYE & FAN aka Daisies In Oval Panels
made by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1905.  A large and varied pattern.  This bowl, see also HERE, is 6" x 8" & $42.
BROKEN COLUMN
This is a shallow
6 1/2" x 9 1/2" rectagular bowl by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1893. See also HERE & HERE.
$65
BROKEN COLUMN by U S Glass Co. ca. 1893. 
It is 8" outside diam. &
3" deep. It could take a
7 3/8" OD lid. 
$65
BROKEN COLUNM aka Rattan by U S Glass Co. ca. 1893. 
It is 5" in diameter.
It could take a 5" lid.
$55
BALTIMORE PEAR aka Gipsy aka Maryland
Pear was made by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1870s.
It is 6 1/4" across at the top.  $58
CLEAR CIRCLE aka Horn of Plenty by Bryce ca. 1890s.  It is 8" diameter &
3 1/2" high.  $48
BLACKBERRY by Hobbs, Brockunier
ca. 1870 in milk glass.
On the right is a photo of the base, looking at the side. It is 6" x 9" & nearly 2" high.  $65
BLEEDING HEART an early & very large line pattern
by King & Sons ca. 1875. 
On the left is 7 1/4" in diameter - could take a lid 6 7/8" in diameter.  $48
On the right is 8 3/8" in diameter - could take a lid 7 7/8" in diameter.  $58
CUPID & VENUS is a pretty footed 7 1/2" bowl by Richards & Hartley ca. 1875. The pattern was made in many other forms. $48 BEADED GRAPE  aka California State 
pattern by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1890s.
It is emerald green, 8 1/2" square and $75.
We also have a clear 6 3/8" square
bowl that is $45
BUCKLE W/ ENGLISH HOBNAIL is 7" in diameter. 2 edge points are intact at top but chips underneath. By Westmoreland Specialty ca. 1920s. $36
BUTTERFLY, LATE
aka Mikado aka
Jeweled Butterfly by Indiana ca. 1907.  It is 7" diam at top.  $46
CAMBRIDGE #2511 & Ohio Flint #95 by Cambridge ca. 1897.  It is 8 1/4" OD at the top.
$45
CUT LOG aka Ethol by Bryce Higbee ca. 1890s.  It is 10 1/2" diam & looks like the top of a compote.  But is really a big pretty bowl.  $55
CHRYSANTHEMUM  SWIRL
made by Northwood ca. 1900.  It is 7 1/2” diameter at the top opening. The inside top opening has some roughness because of pattern design.  There are a couple of flea bites top edge & a flat flake on inside base from In-The-Making seen HERE.  $72
CROESUS is a Riverside Glass Works pattern ca. 1897.  It is 7" diameter. See side view HERE.  It has a small no-harm bruise in the base-see HERE. $95

Left; CROESUS in emerald green, our #190 7" has great gold & no damage. See tiny spot on gold HERE.  $135

Right CROESUS in emerald green, our #199
8" has excellent gold & no damage. $165

CROESUS in emerald green, our #189.  This bowl is 7" in diameter.  It has a couple of minor flakes on the "C's" seen in the photos.  The gold decor is quite good. $110
 
HOBBS No. 101 aka DAISY & BUTTON in clear w/ amber 'buttons'. It is 8 1/2" square at the top. By Hobbs & Brockunier ca. 1884. There is a chip on one corner seen HERE & a large crack in the side seen HERE. $35
  DAISY & BUTTON - not sure of maker but 1880s. It is 5" x 8" x 2" high. See also HERE.
In vaseline $68.
CLASSIC is the... classic Gillinder & Sons pattern
made in 1875 just as America's Centennial
was beginning. It is 7 1/2" across the top & can
be used with a lid if available. $125
DOT & DASH is the Central Glass Co. pattern #650 ca. 1870s.  It is 7 1/2" across the top.  $58
CORD DRAPERY is Indiana Goblet & Tumbler
pattern #350 & scarce in color.  It is 8" in diameter &
2 1/2" high at the side.  There is an open bubble
done in-the-making on one foot but no damage. 
$115
See more pieces of this pattern in our
Greentown Store by clicking HERE.
DALTON aka Cradled Diamonds is a Tarentum pattern ca. 1904.  It is 6 1/4" in diameter
and 2 1/2" high. 
$38
DIAMOND POINT LOOP'S maker is unknown but probably from the 1880s.  We have two 8" squarish master berry bowls in apple green for $65 each. PEARL is the name of this pattern, aka Daisy & Button w/ Oval Panels. By Co-Op Flint Glass c. 1880s.
  It is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
& very pretty.  $38
DOT & DASH  aka Central Glass Co. #650.
It is 6" OD & was made in the 1870s - think of that! $45
DAISY & BUTTON w/ CROSSBARS aka Mikado by Richards & Hartley ca. 1885.  It is 8" across top. See small base flake HERE.   $75 COTTAGE aka Finecut Band aka Dinner Bell
This bowl is 9" x 7" oval by Adams & Co. and
Bellaire Goblet Co. ca. 1887. 
Blue color is scarce in this pattern. $75
 
CURRIER & IVES aka Eulalia is a pretty pattern by the Cooperative Flint Glass Co. ca. 1880s.  It was made in clear and very rarely in color.  We have obtained a blue and an amber master berry bowl.  They are 'boat' shaped, 10" long and 4 1/2" high.
The blue one is $115 and the amber one is $95.

We call this bowl CHERUBS HOLDING HANDS
It is an example of  Dithridge Co's. crystallography, an intricate & scarce way of decorating 19th century glass. You can read more
about it HERE.
Here are some close-up photos of their antics.
It has  a tiny rim flake see HERE. And a base 'flea bite' see HERE.  $75

DAISY & BUTTON W/ CROSSBARS aka
Mikado was made by Richards & Hartley
ca. 1885. 
This shallow bowl or dish is 6 1/4" x 9". 
$68

 

DIAMOND CUT with LEAF is a shallow bowl 7 1/2" in diameter possibly made by the Windsor Glass Co. ca. 1880s.  We have 2 of these @ $25 each or both for $40

DEWEY aka Flower Flange is an Indiana
Tumbler & Goblet Co., Greentown, made
ca. 1898.  In rich amber, this 8" diameter
bowl is $75.

DARLING GRAPE aka Late Paneled Grape is Indiana Dunkirk #154 made ca. 1913.  It is 9" diameter & $48

DARLING GRAPE aka Late Paneled Grape by Indiana Dunkirk ca. 1913.  It is 7 1/2" in diameter.  $48
DIAMOND QUILTED was made by Bryce, their Pattern #1000,
an 1880s creation. 
The flat amethyst bowl at left is 7" in diameter.  See HERE also.  $95
The blue bowl in center is 8" diameter, 3 1/2" tall & $55
The clear footed bowl on the right is also 7" OD at the top & $24
EYEWINKER aka Winking Eye by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1885.  It has turned up sides; is 8 1/4" long x 6" wide.   $95
FANCY LOOP Heisey's #1205 - a beautiful serving dish 6 1/2" x 12" long.
See side view HERE.
From 1898.
$54
FAN & DIAMOND aka Shell by McKee ca. 1880.
It is shallow 6" x 8".
$35
FEATHER aka Doric
7" diam. footed
for $45.
FEATHER & FINECUT  with fancy base.  It is 5" diameter so it could be a butter base.  $35
FEATHER aka Doric
in green is special (rare).
This 8 1/2" d. master berry bowl is **SOLD**
FOSTER BLOCK aka Virginia and later called Captain Kidd was made by Fostoria, their #140 pattern, ca. 1888.  It is 7 3/4" in diameter at the top and 3 3/4" high.  $68
FRANCESWARE HOBNAIL aka Hobbs Brockunier & Co. pattern
No. 323.  We have 2 bowls in the 1885 pattern. 
The bowl on the left & center is squared off at the top. 
There are 2 hob 'dings' seen HERE & 2 teeny hob nics seen HERE. $85
The bowl on the right is 8" in diameter & 3 1/4" high. 
It  has a chip on one of its 'hobs' seen HERE.  $85
HARTLEY aka Panelled Diamond Cut & Fan.  A footed  bowl 6-7" across.
$48
FIELD THISTLE
Here is a large & useful bowl - 11" across
with flaring sides. The pattern is by the
U S Glass Co. ca. 1912.  $48
DEWEY aka Flower Flange is an Indiana
Tumbler & Goblet Co., Greentown, made
ca. 1898.  In vaseline, this 8" diameter
bowl has a tiny chip on one of the top petals
seen HERE.   $95.
TWINS by Imperial Glass Co. ca. 1910.  It is 10 1/2" across and fairly deep.
$46
FESTOON is a pattern whose maker we do not know for sure at this time. It is thought to be from the 1880s.  This bowl is 7 1/4" across the top and 2 5/8" high. $42 FISHSCALE aka Coral was made by Bryce Bros. ca. 1880s.  It is 8" across the top.  $48
FLOWER & BUD aka Blooms & Blossoms aka Mikado
An exquisite and rare pattern by Northwood from 1907 is this
colorfully painted master berry bowl.  It is 8 3/4" in diameter and 3 3/4" tall.
Am amazing amount of the paint decor remains intact.  $175
EGYPTIAN aka Sphynx aka Parthenon was made by Adams & Co. ca. 1883-1887.  It was their pattern #50.  This footed bowl is 7 1/4" outside diameter and 6 3/4" inside diameter at the top.  $115 HOPS BAND aka Pressed Leaf Band made by King, Son & Co. ca. 1871. It is 8 1/4" diameter.  There is one small flake under the top edge. $68
GOAT HEAD Isn't that a pretty name for a kitchen bowl?
Its rare.  Probably because it wasn't the first choice of a pattern design by very many Victorian women.  Hobbs called it their No. 79 pattern & made it in ca. 1878.  This variation has the 'satin' or frosted base.  The bowl is 9" in diameter.
It has a chip on the edge of the base seen HERE.  $185
HONEYCOMB - allover design.  Made by Bakewell, Pears & others ca. 1860s.  This large, shallow bowl is 10" across the top, has a wafer connection between the bowl and the foot & a chip on the top edge. $85 JEWELED MOON & STARS is 7" folded in.  Made by Cooperative Flint Glass Co, ca. 1880s. $55
HEXAGON BULL'S EYE aka Hexagon Block by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1895.  This bowl is 7" in diameter & sits on a table ring.  $52 HOLLY CLEAR is one of Greentown's signature patterns & quite scarce in all clear glass.  This
master berry bowl is 8 1/2" in diameter.  $215
EARLY HOLLY possibly made by Boston Sandwich 1870s.  It is 8" in diameter & has a few nics on the lid 'seat'.
Very hard pattern to find.  $105
FROSTED EAGLE aka Old Abe by the Crystal Glass Co. ca. 1883.  Missing its lid with eagle named "Old Abe" finial. $85
HORSESHOE aka Prayer Rub aka Good Luck
All by Adams & Co. It is 4 1/2" x 7" & 1 3/4" high.
There are some inside rim flakes seen HERE.
Our #090  $55
This one is 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and 2 1/8" high.
Our #461  $75
 Another size... this is 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" and 2 1/2" high. 
It is our #533    $85
This is 5" in diameter and may be a butter dish base.  It is 1 5/8" high & has many small flakes on the top edge seen HERE.
Our #424  $38
Minnesota aka Muchness, a US Glass States' pattern ca. 1890s  It is 6 1/2" x 9" & $32.
IVY IN SNOW aka Forest Ware by the Cooperative Flint Glass Co. ca. 1894. It is oval - 6" x 9".  $38
This is the obscure HOBBS BROCKUNIER NO. 101 DAISY & BUTTON pattern "CROWN BOWL".
The base is 5" x 8" and the 4 handles flare
out from the top edge. $85
Hobbs No. 101 5" x 8" bowl with TWO handles is a form previously un-reported per Bredehoft. See also HERE. $90
Hobbs Brockunier pattern No. 101 master berry bowl in clear w/ amber daisies is 8 1/2" square at the top edge. It has a crack shown HERE & a small edge chip shown HERE so it is only $35
IOWA aka Panelled Zipper by U S Glass Co. ca. 1900.  A heavy and bright bowl 9 1/2" in diam..   $68
HOLLY AMBER
Greentown Holly in golden agate.
Ca. 1903. It is 8 1/2"
in diameter. See teeny nic on inside ledge HERE. $635
On Right, shown with 7" bowl which has been- **SOLD**
HIDALGO aka Frosted Waffle is Adams' Glass
Co. pattern #5 made ca. 1887.  It is often frosted
like this piece.  It is 7 1/2" across at the top and
4" high.  $58
This HIDALGO
bowl is boat-shaped; 13" long x 6 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" high. $52
 
GALLOWAY
was made by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1904.  This one is 4 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 2" high.
The gold is worn. $32

JEWELED MOON & STARS by Coop Flint Glass Co. ca. 1880s.  It is a 7" bowl folded into a square at the top, & 3" high. $55
Another JEWELED MOON & STARS in an unusual bowl form -  6" x 8 1/2" overall & nearly 3" high.  What would you serve in this?  $70
JASPER aka Late Buckle by U S Glass Co.
ca. 1891. It is oval;
10 1/4" x 7" & 2" high. 
It has a tiny edge flake. $42
WASHINGTON - Late by the U S Glass Co. #15074 ca. 1901. It is 7" OD at the top and 3" tall.
Fabulous remaining decor.. $43
These prices do not include shipping & insurance costs.
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