This antique Northwood iridescent carnival glass vase is beautiful all on it's own....no flowers needed!!
It is decorated in a tree trunk or raindrop pattern and the glass has a umbre design starting with green and blending into a beautiful iridescent amber with ruffled edge.
It is marked with the Northwood emblem which consists of a 'N' in a circle.
There are no chips or cracks - just a beautiful piece
It measures 8" x 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"
The Northwood glass company was founded by Harry Northwood in 1887 after a number of years the factory was moved to Wheeling West Virginia and it was here that he developed his formula for carnival glass. He made many types and designs but is best known for his carnival glass produce from 1908-1925. Northwood is a prominent name in carnival glass production. Most Northwood items fetch the highest prices as far as antique American carnival glass goes.
Carnival glass is moulded or pressed glass, always with a pattern and always with a shiny, metallic, 'iridescent' surface shimmer.
The keys to its appeal were that it looked superficially like the very much finer and very much more expensive blown iridescent glass by Tiffany, Loetz and others and also that the cheerful bright finish caught the light even in dark corners of the home.
Both functional and ornamental objects were produced in the carnival finish and patterns ranged from simple through geometric and 'cut' styles to pictorial and figurative. A wide range of colours and colour combinations were used but the most common colours accounted for a large proportion of output, so scarce colours can today command very high prices on the collector market.
Carnival glass has been known by many other names in the past: aurora glass, dope glass, rainbow glass, taffeta glass, and disparagingly as 'poor man's Tiffany'.
Its current name was adopted by collectors in the 1950s from the fact that it was sometimes given as prizes at carnivals, fetes, and fairgrounds.
However, that can be misleading as people tend to think that all of it was distributed in this way but evidence suggests that the vast majority of it was purchased by the housewife to brighten up the home at a time when only the well off could afford bright electric lighting.
At the height of its popularity in the 1920s huge volumes were produced and prices were low enough for the ordinary home to afford.
Carnival glass gets its iridescent sheen from the application of metallic salts while the glass is still hot from the pressing. A final firing of the glass brings out the iridescent properties of the salts, giving carnival glass the distinct shine it is known for.
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