Northwood Carnival Glass PEACOCK AT URN Large Master

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 28, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
is a prize piece of Northwood carnival, a large-or master-ice cream shape bowl in the Peacock at Urn pattern. It's not marked, but the plain base, three rows of beads on the urn AND being stippled clearly make this a Northwood bowl. This piece was made around 1912. This piece stands 2 3/8" tall and measurer 10 1/4" across. It's cobalt blue, a color far from common in this pattern. To add to it's desirability, the piece is also stippled and all stippled Peacock at Urns bowl are scarcer still than their unstippled kin. The piece has attractive iridescence that covers all the interior surfaces--right up to the rim--and shows golden-yellow, purple, blue, green, copper and more....well, the pictures below pretty well shows you what the bowl looks like. It is free from any damage--I find no cracks, chips, heat checks or repairs. T are very minor, normal, factory-made production and mold flaws--specifically, bubbles, tool marks and one touch mark from a tool on the edge which would have been a pulled point if it had any size to it. It's so small it's more felt than seen, but you can see w the tool touched the glass when it was hot, as it is minutely pushed up t I've been accused of overdescribing and I plead guilty , but in my defense I have had to deal with several buyers on ebay who appear to have no knowledge whatsoever of what constitutes normal production flaws on century old carnival glass. I could write a book, but I'll end by encouraging ANYONE who collects carnival glass to read and learn as much as they can, especially considering it is their hard-earned money they are spending (and my precious time they are wasting, lol!) Okay, back to the bowl. The carnival glass reference guides say $1200 to $1350, though auction results show a bit wider range. A reasonable range on this piece would be in the $800 to $1200 range (NOT, mind you, the lowest price you can find on Doty's website--t's a reason certain pieces bring less, usually damage or lack of attractiveness--think about it, if you want GREAT glass you have to expect to pay good prices). Having said that, I'm starting this piece off under ten dollars and it sells with no reserve. Whether or not you collect Northwood, or maybe just the Peacock and Urn pattern, or you are just a discerning collector who likes great carnival glass, this piece would make a great addition to your collection! Please email me with any and all (reasonable) questions you may have BEFORE placing a bid. Winning bidder pays for Priority mail shipping (5 lbs.) and insurance. This piece sells as I have exhaustively described, with refunds given ONLY if I fail to disclose damage. NO refunds for buyer's remorse, inattention to details in the listing or lack of familiarity with the glass being sold and how it was made. What you see is always what you get with mrbliss and I never sell with a reserve.