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Northwood Bowl


Hi Everyone,
Speaking of Davidson, is this a three footed bowl in the Lady Caroline pattern. None of our research on this pattern shows anything on this particular piece. It is about 7" wide and 3-3/8" high.
Lenore  8) Mod: dead link

Hi Again,
Someone just e-mailed me and suggested this piece may be Northwood Klondyke. But the scalloped edges don't have the heavy indents in a shell pattern???
Lenore :roll:

Lenore, This is one that can cause lots of confusion. It is Northwood and you have three names to look under Klondyke, Jackson and Fluted Scrolls. On some pieces the shells are quite prominent and on others almost non existant. Hope this helps, Terry

The pattern was originally called KLONDYKE and came out one year before ALASKA.  The names were used topically, because it was during the Yukon gold rush (Northwood was a marketer!).  Fluted Scrolls was a name that got tagged on later.  How much later, I don't know.  JACKSON for the most part used the same molds, but they were re-worked.  The Jackson pattern has a ring of embossed flowers (raised pattern in the glass) around the outside, just above the tight horizontal bands.  I believe the pattern was continued for a short while into the National Glass Co. combine period, especially in custard.  If you put a JACKSON cruet next to a KLONDYKE cruet, you will see the JACKSON cruet is noticably just a little bit taller.  This particular piece in this posting was called a CARD RECEIVER, or so the story goes.  When Gentlemen called, and the head of the home was not at home, the Gentleman would leave his business card in the bowl to let the owner know he had been by to visit.  These dishes did not get a lot of daily wear and tear (washing drying, banging around in the cupboards), so a lot of them have survived. I have seen weeks on ebay where there were anywhere from 3- 5 of them for sale at any given time.  They usually sell for $20-40 each (US$).  The original Klondyke was 1897, ALASKA pattern in 1898.  From the research I have done, Northwood was putting out approximately 500 barrels of glass per week in this very popular pattern of the day.  Depending on size, the barrel, packed with glass and straw (no styrofoam peanuts back then) held anywhere from 24-48 pieces of glass to be shipped out.  

Hope this helps with a little history.  It is good pattern glass, just more supply than demand.


Thanks so much for the replies. Dave, wow, the info and history you provided is great and very interesting indeed. We should have card receivers in business today. Would be much more elegant than handing ones card to a receptionist! Thanks again for all the great info!
Lenore :lol:


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