Big Fish - Millersburg
Big Fish is very similar to Millersburg's Trout and Fly, but without the fly. That's the obvious difference, but a close study of the patterns shows that while the fish are similar, there are differences in the shape and detail. The foliage, while similar and appearing in about the same density, is different in detail. This means that each pattern was made from a different mould. The amethyst Big Fish on the left is the shape as it came out of the mould. It would have been shaped like this before being reheated and then made into other shapes such as the oval and crimped like bowl on the right. Both pieces were photographed while in private collections.

Bowls, 8-9 inches, can be ruffled, ice cream or 3/1 and found in amethyst, green, marigold and vaseline. Millersburg shaped many of its pieces in unusual ways and Big Fish bowls can also be found in diamond, square or tricorner shapes.

This is the Big Fish vaseline bowl that sold for $27,000 in 2014. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions. Above, center, is an oval Big Fish in Amethyst. Above to the right, is the only known rosebowl whimsey, in marigold.