The shelf presence is Magnificent in terms of its sheer rarity and pure iridescent excellence! The photographs show the piece well...But honestly do not do it full justice. Please look them over and enjoy.
I have showed you as many angles and iridescent features as I could cram into 12 photographs. Dark areas in the photographs are absolutely shadows only.
If you have been looking for one of these elusive beauties, one with PREMIUM, Top Shelf, visual features in DARK PURPLE glass... Here is a Dynamite example!
Look it over and give it serious consideration. You'll enjoy this truly elusive, Phenomenal Antique Dugan piece and others will as well. There is not marking whatsoever. It is Antique Dugan at its VERY Finest! It is every bit as Ultra Rich and Super Beautiful as the photos show and then some!My photos are taken outside in natural indirect sunlight. I never use flashes, lighting or props. I never enhance photos, never have, never will. I aim to show you the best iridescent color the piece offers. If the piece looks awesome in the photos...
What you see is what you will get! The piece is 9 5/8 inches wide at the widest point.3 inches tall at the tallest point. ELECTRIC DARK PURPLE or BLACK AMETHYST. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Very Elusive, Visually Striking Antique Dugan Ruffled Bowl. An absolutely Spectacular piece of this fine Antique Glass! THE BASE: The mold seams are barely there to the touch... I can make out just very slight shelf wear bottom of the base which is very common for this antique glass... Certainly nothing uncommon on this Stellar Beauty. It sits flat and level on a flat surface.
THE INTERIOR: I can't make out any wear at all on the interior display surface of this spectacular piece which is extraordinary. The interior display surface is visually striking to say the least! The overall luster is phenomenal! Vivid Electric Blue and Purple dominate the display surface with vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color highlights within the pattern details.Awesome shimmering qualities as well... The raised pattern details glisten very nicely on this one. They are difficult to find in this shape and base glass color, but especially with an iridescent presentation this strikingly beautiful in this kind of condition. A remarkable example of this very elusive and highly prized pattern and shape.
THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear on the exterior of this Gem at all which is extraordinary for the shape and pattern. THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is quite well done. The ruffles well balanced overall. The photographs clearly show, in total, just how well this amazing beauty was taken care of over the last 100 years. It was kept as a show case piece without a doubt!A very elusive, Strikingly Gorgeous piece of Antique Dugan and a very classy piece of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Visually Striking Antique Dugan 8 Ruffled Bowl. A fabulous example of this very elegant and highly sought after pattern, shape and very difficult to obtain base glass color. A remarkable piece with its ultra rich ELECTRIC features that make it stand WAY, WAY out in a crowd. The shelf presence, in terms of its sheer rarity and pure visual elegance and beauty is Spectacular! If you have been looking for a PREMIUM example...
And love to own pieces that few others have... Take a darn good look here. Opportunities to own them in this shape, in DARK PURPLE, seldom comes along, but especially with iridescent qualities this outstanding. You will be hard pressed to find a finer specimen in iridescent quality or condition. You will love this eye catching piece and others will appreciate as well.It will add tremendous visual appeal and interest to your display as well as excellent dollar value. It is every bit as ultra rich and visually spectacular as it looks and then some! The photographs do not do it full justice at all! You ought to hold this thing in your hands! I fully intend it to be that way, no glitz and glamour. I find it completely fascinating.
There is nothing else like it in the world of antiques... The historical pieces I sell are part of our history, as a country, and made right here in the good ole' USA unless I state otherwise. They represent a time when America made things, great things...
Before it was popular to sell this country out! The photographs say it all! Nothing else needs to be done or said. I do my best to point out damage or wear issues with the pieces I offer.
True antique glass always has some manufacturing marks. It was made a century ago and mass produced...Well before quality was an idea. Well before Cell Phones, Computers or any technology at all. It is hard for people to comprehend that today, but it is fact.
The working conditions were unbearable by today's standards, yet the hard working American's of this era produced some of the most amazing items ever made. Manufacturing marks within the glass are part of the charm of this period in time. If there is a manufacturing mark that is out of the ordinary...
Such as excessive, contained, bubbles throughout the glass or a manufacturing heat check... Normal manufacturing marks such as straw marks, stretch marks, enclosed bubbles, light tool marks, though, will not be mentioned and should certainly be anticipated. Look over the many photos provided. If typical manufacturing marks bother you... Please ask questions up front!I will readily answer questions as diligently as I can. It will further your appreciation and hone your interest. I highly recommend David Doty's Carnival Glass Website. I also find his Field Guides extremely helpful if you can find them, there are several. They are the best guide to learning patterns, especially the 2000 updated version. I also recommend Edwards and Carwile's Carnival Glass Encyclopedia... There are several editions published. They cover the widest array of patterns of any guide I have seen and the text is excellent. There are other very worthy materials out there that will help you learn and grow, as well as numerous clubs and organizations. I use premium ONE INCH bubble wrap (not the cheap 1/4 inch) and foam peanuts to package the pieces exclusively. I take great pride in packaging these wonderful pieces of history VERY well... Like they deserve to be packaged and I like them packaged for me. I never know how an item will sell. My goal, however, is to NEVER have a damaged piece of glass... My feedback comments prove my diligence in that regard. Running No Reserve Auctions do not always allow me to do that... For repeat buyers I certainly will!
I don't advertise it... I just do it when I send the invoice. It is my way of saying THANK YOU! I run 7 to 10 day auctions with plenty of photos, text and lots of time for questions if needed.The item "Dugan FOUR FLOWERS ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS 8 RUFFLED BOWLELECTRIC PURPLE" is in sale since Thursday, March 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Carnival Glass\Vintage (Pre-1940)\Dugan".
The seller is "bigrigg1107" and is located in Mooresville, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.