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This is a VERY SCARCE, Antique Northwood NIPPON Collar Based Ruffled Bowl with the Basket Weave exterior back pattern made in the early 1900's. The Base Glass color is highly prized PURPLE! An exceptional overall presentation in every regard. Vibrant, extremely Rich Rainbow Multi-Color featuring dazzling BLUE and PURPLE... Electric in nature and extremely attractive in natural light.From the very center out to the very edge, the iridescence is potent and visually pleasing. The very elegant raised pattern details glistening with zest as natural light passes over the display surface. The visual characteristics are impressive! In terms of its sheer rarity and pure visual beauty... The shelf presence is Phenomenal!
Please look the photographs over and enjoy. 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 an exceptionally beautiful specimen, in PURPLE base glass, with tremendous iridescent characteristics... A truly elusive, Magnificent 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 hundreds of pieces in this pattern over the years and my experience has been less than half were marked. Antique Northwood at i ts VERY Finest!
It is every bit as Ultra Rich and Ultimately beautiful as the photos show. 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 8 7/8 inches tall at the tallest point. 2 3/4 inches wide at the widest point.
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Elusive, Stunningly Beautiful Antique Northwood Ruffled Bowl. A very sharp example 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 on the bottom of the base which is very common for this antique glass... Certainly nothing uncommon on this Fabulous Jewel. It sits flat and level on a flat surface. THE INTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the interior display surface at all which is extraordinary for this shape, pattern and indeed this antique glass in general. Looks as though it was never used for anything but display. The iridescent presentation is exceptionally Rich and Colorful from the very center out to the very edge. Potent visual qualities that catch the eye and attract loads of attention. Truly Gorgeous and so darn difficult to find in PURPLE. The shelf presence, in terms of its sheer rarity and pure iridescent excellence, is Fantastic!
A heck of a piece of Antique Northwood Glass. THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear on the exterior of this stunning piece which is remarkable.
THE EDGE: The piece is well formed in every regard. It ruffles are nice and even all the way around the bowl. It shows superb balance overall.
The teeth around the outside edge have all been accounted for. The photographs clearly show, in total, this Elegant Jewel has been so very well taken care of over the last 100 years.
It was Kept as a Show Case piece without a doubt! They seldom ever come along for sale, in PURPLE, and especially with a visual features this attractive in this kind of condition. An elusive, visually exquisite piece of antique Northwood and an classic and classy piece of this century old glass.
That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Very Rich and Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Northwood Ruffled Bowl. An extremely pleasing example of this very elegant, highly prized pattern, shape and very difficult to obtain base glass color. This gorgeous specimen makes a heck of a statement on display in terms of its sheer iridescent excellence!
A high quality, PREMIUM presentation that is a pure pleasure to look at! If you enjoy owning the harder to obtain pieces... Here is a Magnificent Gem with eye catching visual qualities and vivid overall luster giving it TOP SHELF appeal! It will add fabulous visual quality and interest to your display as well as excellent dollar value.
It is every bit as Ultra Rich and Strikingly Beautiful as it looks! 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 NIPPON ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWLPURPLERICH & GORGEOUS" is in sale since Monday, April 25, 2016. 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.