BLUE IMPERIAL as the photographs clearly show!!! AND WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANOTHER ONE OF THESE??? These very large and elegant bowls are impossible to find in this prized base glass color.This one is a Beauty! It sure makes a Whale of a statement on display! Vivid, Rich Rainbow Multi-Color highlights throughout over a Gleaming Gold and Silver background makes for a Bright, eye catching presentation. The exterior exhibits the same iridescence characteristics as the interior making the piece easy to display and ultimately attractive no matter the angle. Please look over the photographs and enjoy. I have shown you as many angles as I can cram into twelve photographs. Dark areas are shadows only. If you love collecting the extremely RARE pieces...
Beautiful ones that stand WAY out in a crowd and light up a display... Here is a Brilliant, Gorgeous specimen packed with Fabulous visual features. A great opportunity to own an Extremely Elusive, Visually Exquisite piece of Antique Imperial Glass. It is every bit as Rich and 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 10 3/4 inches wide at the widest point. 3 7/8 inches tall at the tallest point. A LARGE PIECE OF GLASS! There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this EXTREMELY ELUSIVE, Beautiful Antique Imperial LARGE Ruffled Bowl. A Phenomenal example of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams at the base are nice and smooth overall... I can't make out any shelf wear at all on the base which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine Antique Glass.
It sits flat and level on a flat surface. THE INTERIOR: The interior display surface is in great shape...
I can't find any wear at all which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine antique glass. The close up photographs clearly show the condition is remarkable.
It looks like it was never used for anything but display throughout its 100 year old life. The iridescence is quite RICH in nature and Features Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color highlights throughout over a Gleaming Gold and Silver background giving it Bright, Beautiful display characteristics making it a pleasure to look at! A Tremendous piece of Antique Imperial Glass!
THE EXTERIOR : I can't make out any wear around the exterior at all which is extraordinary. This piece exhibits Rich, Vibrant splashes of Rainbow Multi-Color amid a Gleaming Gold and Silver background the glistens and sparkles as the piece is turned in indirect natural light making it easy to display and ultimately attractive no matter the angle. THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The ruffles are nice and even all the way around the bowl.
It shows great overall balance. The scallops around the outside edge have all been accounted for.
The photographs clearly show, in total, that this Grand Beauty has been so very well taken care of over the last 100 years. It was kept as a show case piece without a doubt!
These LARGE, elegant bowls are NEVER seen in BLUE BASE GLASS! Opportunities to own them are SUPER RARE! And this one is a Beauty and it is in Great Shape!An Extremely Elusive, Magnificent piece of Antique Imperial Glass. That is all I can find on this VERY RARE, Gorgeous Antique Imperial LARGE Ruffled Bowl.
A Spectacular example of this very elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and extremely difficult to obtain base glass color. Talk about making a statement on display... And it exhibits Beautiful visual qualities draw your eyes to it... Making it pure pleasure to look at!
Super Sharp shelf presence in terms of its sheer rarity and size alone!!! A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF piece of Imperial for sure!
If you love collecting those pieces that maybe a handful of others own... Pieces people just never see...Give this Exquisite Gem your full consideration. It absolutely would enhance any collection, giving it Incredible visual splendor and interest as well as outstanding dollar value. It is every bit as Bright, Rich and Beautiful as the photographs show! I fully intend it to be that way, no glitz and glamour. I find it completely fascinating.
There is nothing like it in 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 "SUPER RARE BLUE Imperial GRAPE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS LARGE RUFFLED BOWL" is in sale since Thursday, March 16, 2017.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Carnival Glass\Vintage (Pre-1940)\Imperial". The seller is "bigrigg1107" and is located in Mooresville, Indiana. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia, ZA, to New Zealand, EG, RE.