RARE NORTHWOOD GLASS BLUE OPALESCENT POINSETTIA OR BIG DAISY SUGAR SHAKER EAPG. A beautiful piece of hand-made blown early American colored pattern glass (EAPG).
It was made by the Northwood Glass Company. The decorative opalescent pattern is commonly known as Poinsettia but is also called Big Daisy. The color is Northwoods sapphire blue opalescent. I took these photos in natural light and in reality, the color of the piece is bit more subdued than what is shown in my photos. Please read the Age and Condition paragraphs below.This piece has been in my personal collection since 1995. A sugar shaker in same this pattern and color. Is pictured as Figure 366 on page 59 in the book Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass Book II Opalescent Glass from A to Z by William Heacock. William Heacock, James Measell and Berry Wiggans as Photo # 57 on page 84. The piece has great color and is gorgeous as you can see from the photos!
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This piece dates to circa 1903. Please look closely at the photos as they are an important part of my description of this item. There is roughness all around the top rim underneath where the lid covers. This is very common with these early mold blown pieces. When the blown glass piece was cracked off of the blowpipe they were often not finished at the factory since this area would be covered by the lid; the rim on this one was never ground at the factory and is rough see the close-up photos of the top rim.
There are small shallow flakes all around the outside edge of the top rim and since it was never ground at the factory I have always felt this was from the making of the glass. Otherwise, there are no chips, flea bites, cracks, hairlines or repairs.I see no cloudiness or discoloration to the glass. I see some signs of wear to the underside of the foot as I would expect to see on a 100-year-old piece of glass. Please keep in mind the photos may be blown up at least 8-10 times normal, so anything you see will look 8-10 times larger in the photos than it really is.
Please note: if you see a dark spot in the photos it is from my camera and is not a mark on the piece. It will be either just to the right of center towards the bottom or slightly above center on the right side of the photo. The piece is about 3.5 (8.9 cm) in diameter at its widest and sits about 4.875 (12.4 cm) off the table. About 6 ounces (171 grams). On heavier items I will also offer a less expensive option, if available.
The item "RARE NORTHWOOD GLASS BLUE OPALESCENT POINSETTIA OR BIG DAISY SUGAR SHAKER EAPG" is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\EAPG Pattern Glass 1850-1910\Colored".
The seller is "rvhound" and is located in Middletown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Australia, Portugal, Japan, China, Sweden, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay.