Details about Northwood PEACOCKS ANTIQUE CARNIVAL GLASS PLATE~ICE GREEN~STRIKING PASTELS! A-1See original listing
Aug 09, 2012 18:48:43 PDT
[ 30 bids ]
THE GREAT MIDWEST, United States
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This is an Antique Northwood PEACOCKS or PEACOCKS ON THE FENCE Collar Based PLATE with the Rayed or Ribbed exterior back pattern made in the early 1900's. The Base Glass color is highly desirable ICE GREEN. Here is an opportunity to own on of these beauties with outstanding iridescent features. Thoughout the display surface...this handsome specimen displays Spectacular Pastel iridescent colors...Rainbow Multi-Color with dynamic "STRETCH" effects all around the plate...a highly desirable iridescent visual effect. The fabulous visual characteristics of this piece makes it stand out on display...the kind of piece that attracts loads of attention to itself and to the pieces around it. Certainly it makes a statement. Please see the photographs and enjoy. I have showed you as many angles and iridescent features of this exceptional piece as I could cram into twelve photos. Dark areas are shadows or reflections only. Additionally the Rayed back pattern shows through to the front enhancing the visual appeal very nicely. If you have been hunting for one of these pieces in ICE GREEN with ultra fine visual qualities...look this one over and give it serious consideration. It is a Superb Antique Northwood piece to admire and enjoy on display. This one is not marked. I have owned many, many pieces in this pattern over the years and my experience has been 1/2 of them were not marked. It has been well documented that Northwood didn't mark 1/2 the pieces they manufactured. This is one of them. It is absolutely an authentic Northwood piece...I guarantee it 100%. Antique Northwood at its VERY 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 9 inches wide at the widest point. 1 1/2 inches tall at the tallest point.
BASE GLASS COLOR:
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Extremely Colorful Northwood PLATE with sensational STRETCH effects.
THE BASE: The mold seams are barely there to the touch...nice and smooth. I can't make out any shelf wear on the bottom of the base...extraordinary to say the very least. It sits flat and level on a flat surface.
THE FRONT: The display surface of this piece is in superb condition...no issues, no wear...and its clean. It is in FAR, FAR above average condition for the pattern. And iridescence...the iridescence is absolutely stunning as the photographs show! Gorgeous!
THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear around the exterior of the piece.
THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The Plate has been well formed. The saw tooth edge is well formed and all the teeth accounted for. The photographs show how well it has been maintained over time. An outstanding piece of Northwood and a wonderful piece of century old antique glass.
That is all I can find on this Outstanding Antique Northwood Plate. An exceptional example of this very desirable pattern, shape and highly desirable base glass color. A very sharp example with superb visual characteristics throughout and the "STRETCH" effects make is really stand out on display...truly exceptional! The condition is outstanding as well...this fabulous beauty will certainly enhance a display. Obviously it has been taken care of quite well by the previous owners...kept as a show case piece for certain. Please look over those photos again. It 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.