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Northwood - Part 8

GREEK KEY 9 in. Bowl in Blue
 GREEK KEY 9 in. Bowl in Blue.
GREEK KEY 9 in. Bowl in Ameth
GREEK KEY Collar-Based 9 in. Bowl-IG-rarest color
9 in. Bowl in Amethyst.
GREEK KEY Collar-Based 9 in. Bowl in Ice Green - rarest color.

GREEK KEY:  Bowls having collar base can be ruffled (customarily with eight ruffles), or have a pie crust edge. These 8”-9” bowls are found in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue and ice green. Most offer the Basketweave exterior, but a few rare examples exhibit a Ribbed exterior. Some are signed, some are not.

STIPPLED RAYS in IB brought $2200. @ the 11-12-05 Wroda Auction.
STIPPLED RAYS in IB brought $2200.
 at the 11-12-05 Wroda Auction.
N. STIPPLED RAYS in glowing Amethyst.
in glowing Amethyst.
N. STIPPLED RAYS - 9 in. Marigold
 N. STIPPLED RAYS - 9 in. Marigold.
N. STIPPLED RAYS Rose Bowl - Ameth
N. STIPPLED RAYS Rose Bowl - Amethyst.
STIPPLED RAYS:  While each of the major manufacturers of carnival glass produced their version of this pattern, Northwood's design was marketed in large quantities beginning in 1909, continuing for several years. Most examples are trademarked. A pie-crust edge amethyst collar based bowl is easily found. A rosebowl shape on the other hand should create an intensive search for any collector! The collar based bowls can either have the Basketweave exterior or be without pattern.
Marigold and amethyst create no difficulty to locate, and green ones are out there in goodly numbers too. Cobalt blue is a scarce color, with white bowls rarely found. Ice blue examples are quite rare, but late in the year 2000, an ice green bowl surfaced in Australia, so that color is the top rarity in this pattern.

WISHBONE Epergne - Ice Blue
WISHBONE Epergne - Ice Blue.
 WISHBONE Epergne - IG.
WISHBONE Epergne - White
WISHBONE Epergne-Green
WISHBONE Epergne - White.
WISHBONE Epergne - Green.

WISHBONE Epergne:  As a pattern quite popular from its appearance during the 1911-1912 period, continuing in production as late as 1914-1915, the wide variety of shapes remain quite desirable among collectors today.
The lovely two-piece, single-lily epergne is sought after with delight. Exterior offers the Basketweave pattern. The Wishbone design if found on the interior of the base and on the lily. As with all epergnes, finding a perfect one is difficult. There are usually chips on the base of the lily.
None of the colors are easy to acquire. Amethyst and marigold are possibly the most available, with green running next in line. White is rare, with ice blue and ice green even more-so.

Dean & Diane Fry   08-09

Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might
entangle Him in His talk.
And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying,
“Teacher, we know that You are truth; nor do You care about anyone,
for You do not regard the person of men.
Tell us, therefore, what do You think?
Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said,
“Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?
Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius.
And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
They said to Him, “Caesar's.” And He said to them,
“Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's,
and to God the things that are God's.”
When they had heard these words, they marveled,
and left Him and went their way.  (Matthew 22: 15-22)

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