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This is a RARE Antique Northwood FRUITS AND FLOWERS Collar Based Ruffled Bowl with the Basket Weave exterior back pattern made in the early 1900's. The Base Glass color is highly prized ICE GREEN! Opportunities to own pieces in this elusive pattern seldom ever come along. Aside from the two handled bon bon's, the pattern is Scarce in general. And pieces in ICE GREEN are RARE!
This is the 7 1/2 Mid-Sized Bowl, which is even rarer than the 10 inch bowl! If you have been looking for a exceptional one one in superb condition... Here is a PREMIUM, TOP SHELF example for your consideration! The piece exhibits a amazing pastel iridescence throughout the center and pattern details. Absolutely beautiful pastel iridescent splendor!
From the exterior side, which is not iridized, you can see the strong iridescent color bleeding through to the backside. You know the front display surface has phenomenal iridescence when you see that. The raised pattern details glisten too as natural light strikes the display surface at any angle giving it awesome eye appeal and truly amazing shelf presence! A Magnificent presentation in every regard. Just try finding a finer one with better iridescent splendor in this kind of condition!In terms of its sheer rarity and exquisite visual appeal, the shelf presence is TOP NOTCH! I have shown you as many angles and iridescent features as I could cram into 12 photographs. Dark areas in the photographs are absolutely shadows only. This is a tremendous opportunity to own a PREMIUM beauty, extremely elusive and exceptionally beautiful with outstanding overall visual appeal. An excellent opportunity to own an RARE, absolutely fantastic piece of Antique Northwood glass.
Not all Northwood was marked, it has been very well documented that only 1/2 of the pieces made were marked. I have owned many, many pieces in this pattern over the years and my experience has been less than half were marked. Antique Northwood at i ts Finest! It is every bit as gorgeous as the photos show and then some. My photos are taken outside in natural indirect sunlight.
I never use a flash 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 7 3/8 inches wide at the widest point.
It is 2 1/4 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this EXTREMELY ELUSIVE, Visually Exquisite Antique Northwood Ruffled Bowl.
A Spectacular example of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams are barely there to the touch... I can't make out any shelf wear on the bottom of the base which is extraordinary for this antique glass. The piece sits flat and level on a flat surface. THE INTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the interior of this piece at all which is extraordinary for this shape, pattern and indeed this antique glass in general.The close up photographs clearly show the condition of the interior surface is absolutely awesome. The condition of the fruits is amazing. Beautiful pastel iridescence throughout the interior too with superb, shimmering Pastel Rainbow Multi-Color that gives it awesome visual qualities in natural light. The shelf presence, in terms of its sheer rarity and pure visual beauty, is truly remarkable! It is a fantastic example of this very scarce and elegant fruit and floral pattern! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear on the exterior at all which is extraordinary.
THE EDGE: The piece is well formed in every regard. The ruffles are well balanced and even. The teeth around the outside edge have all been accounted for. The photographs clearly show this gorgeous specimen has been so very well kept over the last 100 years.
Kept as a Show Case piece for absolute certain! The very seldom ever come along for sale, in ICE GREEN, and you'll be hard pressed to ever find a better example in condition or iridescent splendor. An very elusive, elegant and visually stunning piece of antique Northwood and an classic and classy piece of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this RARE, Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Northwood Ruffled Bowl.An amazing, eye catching example of this elegant fruit and floral pattern, very difficult to obtain shape and base glass color. This exquisite piece makes a heck of a statement on display in terms of its sheer rarity and pure visual beauty. It is a pure pleasure to look at in every regard. If you enjoy owning PREMIUM pieces...
Ones with fabulous pastel iridescent features and ones that very few others have... This one is loaded with eye catching details and ultimately pleasing iridescent luster giving it Phenomenal visual appeal. A splendid pastel beauty that deserves high quality shelf space. It will add superb visual quality and interest to your display as well as outstanding dollar value. It is every bit as Gorgeous and Exquisite as it looks and then some!
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 "Northwood ICE GREEN ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWLRARE ICE GREEN" is in sale since Monday, August 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Carnival Glass\Vintage (Pre-1940)\Northwood".
The seller is "bigrigg1107" and is located in Mooresville, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.