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Northwood - Part 5

Sunflower in Aqua Opal

SUNFLOWER:  In Aqua Opalescent !!?? That is correct. The photos we display here were sent to our partner Donna Adler, for identification and verification by George Webb sometime ago. Since none of us know of another example in this color, we believe this to be the first known. These spatula-footed bowls displaying the Meander pattern on the exterior, are found in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue and teal.  Renninger blue, is not often found and ice blue examples are quite rare.  At least one example of a marigold 9” spatula-footed flat plate has been reported. Carl O. Burns has stated that he handled it 30 years ago. This aqua opal bowl has certainly been “hiding” somewhere for more years than that, we assume?
Effective March 11, 2011, there are 3 known A.O. Sunflower bowls!
NOTE: An ice blue Sunflower may be seen when clicking on - S - in our pattern index on the homepage.

GOOD LUCK  Variant in marigold.

GOOD LUCK: Began its evolution circa 1909-1910 with the Jockey Club Advertising Plate. Click on - J - to view such a plate. These are in the 6” classification of bowl, plate and handgrip variety. They were produced for a California based brand of perfume.

GOOD LUCK Variant bowl and plate: was quite likely the result of a slight re-tooling of the Jockey Club mould, circa 1910-1911. Removal of the Jockey Club logo, and the addition of the Good Luck lettering, along with some other minor alterations of design, and use of a larger exterior mould, produced the 8”- 9” Variant. There are perhaps four of these known in marigold.

Classic GOOD LUCK: Another re-tooling took place around 1911 resulting in the design which is much more familiar to most collectors, some of which have a ribbed exterior, while others offer the Basketweave design.
Ruffled Bowl, 8”- 9”: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, lavender, horehound, white, ice blue, ice green, aqua, teal, lime green, sapphire blue, aqua opalescent, ice blue opalescent. These, and all following items are listed in order of availability.
Pie Crust Edge Bowl, 8”- 9”: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, lavender, horehound, ice blue, Renninger blue, aqua opalescent.
Stippled Bowl: marigold, cobalt blue, Renninger blue
Plate, 9”- 9 ½”: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, horehound, ice blue, ice green
Plate, 9” - 91/2”,  stippled: marigold, amethyst, cobalt blue
“Castrated” GOOD LUCK plate:  John Woody sold this example in early April 2006 at an auction in Wichita, KS.  He gave it this very appropriate title. It sold for around $100, and might claim the distinction of being the only known Good Luck plate  having the entire tooth edge ground off!


New GOOD LUCK: The first noticeable difference in these and the vintage pieces is the lack of tooth edge. They do offer a ribbed exterior, and the marigold iridescence is amply applied. We merely show the contemporary piece to alert any newcomers that they exist.


STRAWBERRY: Although an amethyst plate in this pattern is not difficult to locate, we display this one for you because it offers such excellent iridescent coverage of the berries themselves. Close examination of many examples in this pattern reveals some “silvery” culprits among them. The rarest of the unstippled plates is one known in peach opalescent. Generally speaking, Strawberry bowls and plates are found most often with a Basketweave exterior.
Of course, as we become transfixed upon the lovely aqua opal bowl, we quickly realize that this color is only found in the ruffled, stippled shape. Most stippled examples in any color offer a Ribbed exterior.

Dean & Diane Fry - 1/07

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