MY AUCTIONS ARE ALWAYS NO RESERVE AUCTIONS, HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS, THE WAY AUCTIONS SHOULD BE. SO PLEASE ENJOY AND HAVE FUN WITH THEM! This is a SUPER RARE Antique Northwood NIPPON Collar Based Ruffled Bowl with the Rayed or Ribbed exterior back pattern made in the early 1900's. The Base Glass color is highly prized and exceedingly difficult to find BLUE! May be years before you see another.The piece exhibits a super sharp iridescent highlights of Blue, Purple and Red over a Silver and Golden overall background. Quite attractive in natural light. Combine that with the Ultra Rare base glass color and it makes for a grand specimen on display. There are very, very few of these that exist.
Look it up in your Price Guides and Reference Manuals! A Magnificent piece of Antique Northwood in every regard. Just try finding another one at all... Let a lone a finer example in terms of the overall presentation and condition! In terms of its sheer rarity alone, the shelf presence is MAGNIFICENT!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 true RARITY, beautiful too, with shelf appeal that makes it stand out like few others can. A truly elusive, absolutely fabulous 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. It is absolutely an authentic Northwood piece, I guarantee it 100%! 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 8 5/8 inches wide at the widest point. It is 2 3/8 inches tall at the tallest point.
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this EXTREMELY ELUSIVE, 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 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 rare beauty! The piece sits flat and level on a flat surface. THE INTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the interior display surface 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. Fantastic shimmering qualities throughout the interior display surface...The raised pattern details glisten with pure zest when natural light strikes the interior surface at any angle. Eye catching iridescent qualities too featuring vivid Purple, Red and Blue highlights over a Gold and Silver background... Visual effects that do nothing but enhance enhance the overall presentation which is Stellar!
The shelf presence is Phenomenal! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear on the exterior at all which is extraordinary for this elegant shape and pattern. THE EDGE: The piece is well formed in every regard. The teeth around the outside edge have all been accounted for. The photographs clearly show this Rare Beauty has been so very well kept over the last 100 years...
Kept as a Show Case piece for absolute certain! They very seldom ever come along for sale, in BLUE base glass, especially attractive ones in this kind of condition!
An Extremely Elusive, Remarkable piece of antique Northwood and an classic and classy piece of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this SUPER RARE, Exquisite, Beautiful Antique Northwood Ruffled Bowl. An ultimately eye catching example of this very elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and very difficult to obtain base glass color.
This exquisite piece makes a heck of a statement on display in terms of its sheer rarity alone! Talk about turning some heads... VERY FEW others will have one...Very few have seen one. It is a pure pleasure to hold in your hands and pleasing to the eyes as well. If you enjoy owning fabulous pieces... This one is a dandy! A PREMIUM beauty that deserves high quality shelf space. It will add wonderful visual quality and exceptional interest to your display as well as phenomenal dollar value. It is every bit as Beautiful 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 NIPPON ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWLULTRA RARE BLUE GLASS" is in sale since Monday, January 04, 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.