Harry Northwood began his career working in the glass industry in England. In 1881. He immigrated to the United States and opened H. Northwood in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1902. In 1908, shortly after Fenton introduced their iridescent line, Northwood created theirs, calling it "Golden Iris", the color we know as marigold. About this time they added amethyst, cobalt blue, and green. In 1912, Northwood added the colors we call pastel, ice blue, ice green, and white. But Northwood is probably best known for their aqua opalescent glass, which they added around the same time. Harry Northwood died in 1918 and the factory ceased production in the early 1920's.
This gorgeous, rare, Northwood carnival plate is the Grape & Cable Variant pattern. In the center of the plate is a single leaf surrounded by four clusters of grapes and four large leaves. The outer border is smooth with spear-point edge and basket-weave exterior, Wonderful iridescent colors of blue, rose and copper over the amethyst glass base. Marked "N" within a circle on the base. The plate measures 7 1/2" across with no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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