Details about Imperial GRAPE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL GLASS 11" MASTER BOWL~ELECTRIC PURPLE~STRIKIN
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Aug 09, 2012
[ 13 bids ]
THE GREAT MIDWEST, United States
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This is an UNMARKED, Antique Imperial GRAPE collar based PLATE made in the early 1900's. The Base Glass Color is PURPLE. Again...I emphsize this set is NOT MARKED, it is very old and absolutely STUNNING! This is a very LARGE piece...it exhibits extremely attractive ELECTRIC Blue and Purple iridescence throughout with Spectacular Yellow highlights. Ultra Rich, highly reflective...just an extraordinary piece of glass...there is no way to display it wrong! It glistens in natural light like few pieces can...the bold pattern details and unique shape reflects natural light in an exceptional fashion. The photographs show it well...please look them over and enjoy. I turned the piece to show you as many angles and iridescent features as I could cram into a dozen photographs. Dark areas in the photographs and shadows are reflections only...there are NO weak spots! The piece has splendid visual qualities throughout and it is in outstanding condition. If you have been hunting for one of these LARGE, stunning pieces, in Purple, with extraordinarily attractive iridescent characteristics in outstanding condition...look this one over and give it serious consideration. It is a fantastic piece of Antique Imperial glass to admire and enjoy on display. Again there is NO marking...it is antique Imperial at its finest. It is every bit as fabulous 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...that is because...it is! What you see is what you will get!
The piece is 11 1/4 inches wide at the widest point. 3 3/4 inches tall at the tallest point. A LARGE piece of glass!
BASE GLASS COLOR:
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Stunning, UNMARKED, Imperial Large Master Bowl. A GORGEOUS piece!
THE BASE: The mold seams are barely there to the touch...nice and smooth. I can make out just very slight shelf wear on the bottom of the base....common to this antique glass and nothing uncommon here whatsoever. The base is in excellent condition. It sits flat and level on a flat surface.
THE INTERIOR: The interior surface of this piece is in superb condition...no issues, no wear and its clean. The iridescence absolutely shimmers in natural light and its even more colorful than the photographs show in person. An exceptionally attractive visual presentation.
THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear on the exterior at all. Gorgeous iridescent colors matching the interior making it easy to display.
THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The Ruffles are well formed and even all the way around the bowl. The piece is extremely eye catching in every aspect in terms of its sheer size and iridescent splendor...it has ALL the lights on! Truly a superb piece of antique Imperial and a very impressive example of this century old glass.
That is all I can find on this LARGE, visually brilliant, UNMARKED, Antique Imperial Ruffled Master Bowl. A stunning example, on all levels, of this bold and beautiful pattern, shape and base glass color. The piece displays sensational iridescent properties that enhance the pattern details quite nicely. A fine, fine specimen in every regard. If you love the ultra colorful pieces...especially Large pieces with striking Electric iridescence over PURPLE base glass...here is a piece that you will appreciate and others will too. It makes a statement on display in terms of its sheer size and iridescent characteristics...additionally it is in excellent condition! It is obvious it has been taken care of well over the last century. A completely impressive example that will add tremendous visual appeal and interest to your display as well as dollar value. The piece is every bit as gorgeous as it looks.
I have been selling antiques on Ebay a long time. You may note that my auction format is very plain...I fully intend it to be that way, no glitz and glamour. I am an antique enthusiast and collector of old glass and pottery...I find it completely fascinating. I'm selling fine antiques...not me. 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! Imagine...made in the USA...what a concept! They are awesome all by themselves...no glitz and glamour is needed to promote them...the photographs say it all! Please enjoy the many photos and detailed descriptions...in my opinion...nothing else needs to be done or said. You will find my descriptions much more detailed than you will get at any public auction...guaranteed! I do my best to point out damage or wear issues with the pieces I offer. I'm not perfect...but I am honest. True antique glass always has some manufacturing marks. It was made a century ago and mass produced...cheaply...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. People still went to the corner drug store to use the phone! Imagine! 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...I will mention it. 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. Please educate yourself about the items you are buying and ask questions while the auction is in progress. If typical manufacturing marks bother you...please ask questions up front! I will readily answer questions as diligently as I can.
It is always a great idea to educate yourself about the antiques you are interested in purchasing before you buy from me or anyone else. It will further your appreciation and hone your interest. For Carnival Glass....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. Even used...they are well worth the money. 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. The Mordini Auction Price guide is also extremely useful. There are other very worthy materials out there that will help you learn and grow, as well as numerous clubs and organizations.
I ship USPS Priority exclusively and I usually ship only on Saturdays and Mondays. 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 do apply a small handling fee to the Shipping Cost. I greatly apologize, but Shipping supplies are NOT cheap. Running NO RESERVE Auctions doesn't mean I make money. I never know how an item will sell. I can't afford to take losses on items (which happens) AND pay for Shipping Materials. In order to maintain the NO RESERVE Auction format that many of you have told me repeatedly that you greatly appreciate...I must make sure Shipping Supplies are covered. SHIPPING INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THIS FEE in the unlikely event it is damaged in transit. My goal, however, is to NEVER have a damaged piece of glass...EVER! My feedback comments prove my diligence in that regard.
YOU BET! I always combine shipping costs on multiple purchases whenever I feel I can do so safely with no possible harm to the pieces!!! I also discount shipping for repeat buyers whenever I can, significantly if possible, up to and including Free Shipping. Running No Reserve Auctions do not always allow me to do that...sometimes I lose money and can't...but if I can...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!
All purchases are considered final. I run 7 to 10 day auctions with plenty of photos, text and lots of time for questions if needed. I will accept returns if I have obviously misrepresented an item and I agree that I have. I will refund the original Purchase Price and the original Shipping Cost only.