Opalescent glass has been widely accepted since its inception in the 1880's. The major production covered 40 years (1880 - 1920) by famous American and European glass houses.
This beautiful "Pearl Flowers" pattern candy/nut bowl, is a 1903 or 1904 pattern from the Northwood Company. The bowl is completely covered with flowers and leaves composed of embossed round and elongated beads and slender spikes. The clear blue glass bowl is accented with a white opalescent rim and rests on three short knobby feet that are nearly ball-shaped. The bowl has a plain smooth interior which lets the design show through in great detail. Produced in opalescent colors of white, blue and green. It measures 4 1/4" in height and 7" across and though produced by Northwood is unmarked. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great pattern and color