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Title: Northwood Green Carnival Glass Bowl = Beads pattern
Post by: Tony H on January 10, 2005, 09:02:45 AM
Hi Everyone
A Happy New Year from downunder, can anyone tell me what the pattern is on this Northwood green bowl is, had a look at Dave Doty and it is not in his Northwood pattern list.

Many thanks for your help
Tony H
Title: Northwood Green Carnival Glass Bowl
Post by: Connie on January 10, 2005, 10:58:44 AM
The pattern is named "Beads" and it is only found on the exterior of 7"-9" bowls in marigold, amethyst, and green.

Green is the most common color and usually has the Alaskan iridescent treatment.
Title: Northwood Green Carnival Glass Bowl
Post by: Glen on January 10, 2005, 11:33:20 AM
The "Beads" design is also known as "Pods and Posies" or "Posies and Pods" (Wm Heacock's name for it).

It's worth mentioning that the green bowl shown in the photos does not have the Alaskan treatment (marigold iridescence on green base glass).

Title: Northwood Pattern
Post by: Tony H on January 10, 2005, 07:42:05 PM
Hi Connie and Glen
Thank you both for your quick reply, I have done a search for this pattern in all the names, with no pieces to be found, is it an uncommon pattern, the iridescence is a pale gold colour ( the problem with colours !! ) and now I have cleaned this piece it looks even better

Tony H
Title: Northwood Green Carnival Glass Bowl
Post by: Glen on January 10, 2005, 08:30:47 PM
Tony - where have you searched? There are so many references on Carnival Glass. Specifically it can be found in the books that concentrate only on Northwood. Example -  Heacock, Measell and Wiggins "Harry Northwood the Wheeling Years" and also in Carl Burns Northwood softbacks.  Edwards also shows it, but it's not a good photo and the info is poor.

Is it scarce? Well it's not seen very often that's for sure. But having said that it's not a high dollar piece. More of a "rare but who cares" - which is odd as it is rather beautiful. However, it's possibly the fact that it is an exterior design only, that tends to detract a little.

But it's lovely (and you know how passionate I am about Carnival) and it's by Northwood, so you really can't go wrong can you? Has to be a win win.

PS Remember there are several thousand Carnival Glass patterns reported to date, and no book / no reference has them all.
Title: Northwood Green Carnival Glass Bowl
Post by: Tony H on January 11, 2005, 03:31:57 AM
Hi Glen
Thank you again for your help, I only looked on the internet, I have one book on Carnival Glass, your 1st one Magic and Mystery, a great book which I often read, the photos are wonderful

 I would like the next two, and all the other books you mention, off the top of my head I can think of maybe a dozen I would like,

I have looked at Amazon. Barns & Noble and Collector Book Store, this one is very good, but I am faced with the fact that shipping cost in most cases is almost as much as the price of the book.

I lke Carnival glass and enjoy finding out all about the patterns etc,
I collect George Davidson, all of it !!  and Jobling the Art Glass fir cones Oyster Shell and Tudor Rose I have about 20 of these Bowls in differant colours shapes and sizes , as for Davidson !!.

So I look at all kinds of glass and sell some on ebay to help pay for my collecting.

Also Carnival Glass here in NZ is expensive, even when it is not, most Dealers have no idea !!

Tony H