Carpet Balls

Early carpet bowls were made of stoneware and decorated with colorful crossbands, bull's eye patterns, stick-spatter designs of hearts, crowns shamrocks and stars, and sponge designs. The bowls will vary in weight and range in size from 2 ½"  to 3 ½".

While the balls were used as early as the late 1700s as a parlor game, collectors today collect and display them in large wood bowls and baskets.