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 lovely amethyst "Beaded Cable" candy bowl from Northwood is sure to please with perfectly pressed detail. The interior has a smooth finish with fabulous iridescence while the pleasing "Beaded Cable" pattern graces the exterior. The bowl has a gently scalloped smooth edge and sits atop three ball feet. The iridescence is a wonderful pallet of blue, rose, bronze, purple and gold. The piece measures 7" across, 3 1/4" in height and is marked with an "N" within a circle on the bottom of the interior. There are cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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