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Rose Show - Poppy Show - Part 1
ROSE SHOW - POPPY SHOW - Part 1
1913 BALTIMORE BARGAIN HOUSE ad showing
ROSE SHOW and POPPY SHOW amid other known patterns by Northwood!
Ad Copy Courtesy of Tom Felt
Poppy Show and Rose Show appear in this wholesale ad in company with several other accredited Northwood patterns, leaving no doubt about their origin. Molded and iridized by Harry Northwood, neither carries the trademark.
Poppy Show bowls are known in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, lime green, clambroth, (horehound) and aqua opalescent.
Poppy Show plates: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, aqua opalescent.
Rose Show bowls are known in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, aqua opalescent, lime green, ice blue opalescent, ice green opalescent, horehound, aqua, sapphire blue, powder blue opalescent, marigold on custard.
Rose Show plates: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, lavender, lime green, ice green opalescent, vaseline, marigold on custard.
POPPY SHOW Plate - Aqua Opal: This 9” rarity is considered a beautiful treasure by those who own them. Only about five examples are known, with the first one owned by Helen James Ward, later sold to Cecil and Floyd Whitley. The second one was found in a hay wagon in Cass City, MI, purchased by the late Dave Ackerman, later sold to Sharon & Tom Mordini. About 1991, that plate was sold to Don and Connie Moore. Shortly after Don's passing, Connie sold the plate to Dale Matheny. A third plate was purchased by Gil Corriveau and Ben Perez in the state of Maine in about 1992. Later that plate changed hands, going to Deb and Gary Heckenberger of PA. A fourth plate was purchased by Gary Lickver from a dealer in San Francisco. So far as we know that remains in Gary's collection. The fifth plate example was found somewhere in FL and was sold by a non-carnival collector who wanted to sell it quickly. He heard of a Convention being held in that state, took the plate there, and by chance, walked into the Britt room. Needless to say, John bought it. About a year later, he sold it to Bruce Hill, and Bruce eventually sold this plate to Charles and Eleanor Mochel.
POPPY SHOW Bowl - Aqua Opal: Always listed and considered to be “top drawer” when discussing this pattern, and considering the fact that none of us enjoy the same selections of carnival glass, we believe that most of the colors offered in this pattern are equally spectacular. The very fact that Poppy Show is confined to only 8”-9” ruffled bowls and 9”-9 ½” plates allows for qualified rave reviews!
POPPY SHOW Bowl - Horehound: Here is a color which should be considered rare and quite as lovely in every aspect as aqua opal. Bowls are most often found in white. We have heard collectors remark that eight ruffle is more attractive than six ruffle bowls. Since all bowls in this pattern are of the eight ruffle variety, there should be no rejection based on shape.
POPPY SHOW Plate - Green: We have owned this glowing example for many years. The color is rare in both plate and bowl form. Helen Quelette once called it “electric green”! Fred Roque, in days past, would find some pretty nifty items while cruising through the Rose Bowl, where antique booths line up side by side for miles of walking. Perhaps it came from there? We caught him in a weak moment with this handsome plate for sale at a Southern Calif. Club meeting in the 1980s. That was a Happy Day!
POPPY SHOW Exterior: Notice the deeply recessed marie area which allows the depth of the design to be appreciated. The bark-like design on the outer areas is unlike any other Northwood exterior. Note the emerald green base glass exhibited here.
ROSE SHOW Exterior: Here again we note the recessed marie area, but the overall design is a very pretty basket weave called Woven Wonder, which was made in earlier opalescent glass in the 1904 -1908 period.
Aqua Opal ROSE SHOW Bowl
ROSE SHOW Bowl - Aqua Opalescent: Eight ruffles are the mode for these 8”-9” bowls, as well. Joyce Seale once stated emphatically that “you can't have too many rose shows!!” When it comes to rose shows in this color, nearly every serious collector simply must have one at some point in time! They turn up with amazing frequency, and nearly always are breathtaking. The pattern dates to the 1912-1914 period. White seems to be quite available, as are most of the colors; exceptions being the single known example in powder blue opalescent and only a couple of marigold on custard.
ROSE SHOW Bowl - Lavender: We owned this extremely rare example in true lavender base at the time Carl O. Burns compiled his Northwood Carnival Glass Book. The bowl is pictured there, along with examples of about 50 other pieces of Northwood from our collection.
It's interesting to note the scarcity of amethyst plates, when amethyst bowls are not too difficult to obtain.
ROSE SHOW Plate - Green: Green and ice green opalescent plates rank higher on the rarity list than do the bowls in the same colors. This is emerald green ( base glass color determines this; not the iridescence). Color combined with better than usual flat stature of the plate, it becomes a $4500 “show stopper!”
ROSE SHOW Variant Plate - Marigold: Since a different mold was used for these pieces, we can expect some differences. Yes, there are slight differences in the rose detail itself, along with the fact that these pieces are lighter in weight. Rather than the intaglio marie area found on Rose Show pieces, these have a solid glass marie (collar-base). A fluted edge with distinct points is a noticeable difference, and while the Woven Wonder design on the exterior is retained here as an interior background, the exterior is ribbed.
ROSE SHOW Variant Plate - Cobalt Blue: Bowls and plates in this Variant design are the same size as those found in Rose Show and Poppy Show. Only three colors are available; all of them being much more difficult to locate than their counterparts: Rose Show. Renninger blue pieces are particularly rare, both in bowl and plate form.
Dean & Diane Fry - 10-06
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