Cosmos and Cane - U.S. Glass
This pattern has a combination of delicate flowers interspersed by areas of cane. Pieces are found in a rich marigold-type color with a honey tinge (that collectors call honey amber) as well as marigold and white with a few pieces appearing in amethyst. There are many and varied shapes in this pattern, many of which can be called whimsies. Most small bowls are found in shapes other than round; such as square or tricorner for example. The tumbler and pitcher above are both in honey amber. Some tumblers have advertising on the base.

Bowls are found in both round and ruffled (above right). The round is honey amber and measures 7 1/2 inches across, the ruffled is white. Some bowls are seen with a pattern on the inside called Headdress.

Bowls in the Cosmos and Cane pattern were often formed into shapes other than round or ruffled. While they are called whimsies, in reality there are enough in the various shape that it is safe to assume they were actually production items. Above are a square bowl in white, 5 1/4 inches across and 3 1/8 inches high, and a tricorner plate or bowl in marigold, 9 to 10 inches across.

Rosebowls were made from two sizes of bowls. Some have the Headdress interior.

These two ladies' spittoons are about 3 inches across and are made from the small berry bowl.

Table sets consist of four pieces; a two-handled spooner, a two-handled covered sugar, a covered butter dish, and a creamer. Complete table sets are very rare. Breakfast sets (also rare) are made up of a squatty two-handled open sugar and a creamer, both smaller than those in the table set. They are known in marigold and white. Note the difference in the shape of the handles. The photo to the right shows both a table set and a breakfast set in white. You can see the size difference in the breakfast creamer and sugar as compared to the table set versions.
Compotes were made in two forms, stemmed and dome footed. Stemmed compotes are very rare and are sometimes call Jelly Compotes. Dome footed compotes were often whimsied into spittoon shapes, rosebowl or punch bowl shapes, or a shape called volcano (photo right).

Among the Cosmos and Cane rarities and whimsies are these three items (although many shapes in the pattern are quite rare). At the left is an unusual oval platter in marigold, possibly made from the bottom of a butter dish. It is 11 1/2 inches long and almost 8 inches wide and is the only one known. Courtesy of Ken and Bev Osbon.

Above center is one of two known plates, both in honey amber. As they measure between 10 1/2 and 11 inches, they can be considered chop plates. Courtesy of Dean and Diane Fry.

Above right is a volcano whimsey in purple made from the dome footed compote, courtesy of Bruce Hill.