I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE REPEAT BUYERS. I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS, LOYALTY AND COMMUNICATION OVER THE YEARS! 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 SCARCE Antique Northwood ROSE SHOW Collar Based Ruffled Bowl made in the early 1900's.
The Base Glass color is highly prized BLUE! These Gems, in BLUE base glass color, certainly do not come along for sale every day and here is Fabulous one for your consideration. All the way around the display surface, including the Bold, yet ultimately elegant pattern details, the piece is loaded with spectacular Rainbow Multi-Color featuring loads of Vivid BLUE and PURPLE giving the piece dynamic ELECTRIC characteristics! A Show Case piece without a doubt! Talk about a piece that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed...In terms of its sheer scarcity and exquisite iridescent excellence, the shelf presence is Magnificent! 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 elusive, ultimately beautiful specimen with a deluxe overall presentation.A Stunningly Gorgeous piece of Antique Northwood glass. This one is NOT marked. Not all Northwood was marked, it has been very well documented that only 1/2 of the pieces made were marked.
I have owned hundreds of these over the years, handled many more, and my experience has been none were marked... Except the rare variant with the flat bottom. It is absolutely an authentic Northwood piece... Antique Northwood at i ts VERY Finest! It is every bit Elegant and Strikingly Beautiful 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 3/4 inches wide at the widest point. 2 7/8 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CRACKS or REPAIRS on this 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 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 Fantastic Specimen! It 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. The Roses, which commonly exhibit some sort of damage, are in superb shape!
It is exquisitely iridized as well... Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color featuring vivid BLUE AND PURPLE throughout the display surface giving the piece dynamic ELECTRIC qualities and an overall Magnificent presentation! The shelf presence is tremendous... A Deluxe example that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed! 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. The ruffles are well balanced all the way around the bowl. PHOTO 10 shows that there is a very tiny, very shallow flake right on the very edge... There are actually two of these of equal size...
One is shown very clearly for you next to the end of a ball point pen for easy reference to any ball point pen in your home. You can clearly see how very tiny and insignificant they are...Absolutely insignificant, in my opinion, on a truly gorgeous piece with exceptional iridescent splendor that the photographs clearly show, in total, has been so very well taken care of over the last 100 years. The Roses for instance are perfect!
It was kept as a Show Case piece without a doubt! They very seldom come along for sale, but especially with an iridescent presentation this Magnificent in this kind of overall condition. You will be hard pressed to ever find a finer specimen in iridescent quality or 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 SCARCE, Stunningly Gorgeous Antique Northwood Ruffled Bowl. An ultimately eye catching example of this very bold, yet very elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and very difficult to obtain base glass color. This fabulous piece makes a whale of a statement on display in terms of its sheer scarcity and pure iridescent excellence! A high quality presentation that is a pure pleasure to look at, one that stands out in a crowd and get noticed! If you enjoy owning superb pieces with Rich, Vibrant iridescent splendor... Here is a tremendous example loaded with eye catching details and a ultra sharp iridescent luster featuring Fantastic ELECTRIC visual effects and Amazing shelf presence! It will add deluxe visual quality and interest to your display as well as Top Notch dollar value. It is every bit as Rich and Ultimately 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 ROSE SHOW ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWLBLUEGORGEOUS PIECE" is in sale since Monday, November 30, 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.