Rare 1909 Northwood Carnival Glass comport Peacock and column design
Tonight, Auld Curiosities is delighted to offer this uncommon carnival glass comport by the Northwood Glass Company in the United States of America. Northwood was established in the 1887 but Harry Northwood but only produced carnival glass between 1908 and 1925, using a full colour palette for the base glass and the iridescence tones. They made a number of different shapes with a range of patterns including this peacock and doric pillar topped with an urn design, captured in this offering. The shape was extremely difficult to find until I came across a photograph of a 1907 newspaper advertisement and the pattern is certainly commonly dated to that year. The photographs capture the iridescence against the amethyst blue/purple well and the pattern also shows quite well I think (though I may be biased). The comport stands 5 ½” (140mm) to the highest point of the fluted/folded edge and 5 ¾” (133mm) across the widest part of same rim. I can find one small scratch and two small bubble blemishes on the edge of the fluted rim – these are production flaws, evidenced by the iridescence being seen in the depressions. The third image has been lit from below to attempt to give a full view with the second image.
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