Button Panels White Opalescent Bowl Card Receiver Ca. 1900
Offering for your shopping pleasure is yet another piece of mystery glass. (see below) This novelty bowl was called a card receiver and would be located in the front hall of a Victorian home to collect calling cards left by acquaintances, friends, and anyone seeking an appointment with the lady or gentleman of the house. All very civilized back in the day.
This nice little bowl measures 7-1/2" across and stands from 2" to 2-3/4" Tall on a round low pedestal with four embossed panels starting as feet and trailing up from the bottom to the top. Research says there were only two novelty pieces made in the Button Panels pattern, this bowl and a candy ribbon crimped edge rose bowl. The Button Panels pattern bears a strong resemblance to the Alaska pattern but the Button Panels has a low profile cross hatching molded into the interior surface of the bowl and the Alaska pattern does not.
This piece is in great condition. No damage. The exterior has one very tiny spot of what appears to be ash or foreign material on the surface.
(from above) This crystal opalescent bowl is shown in my books to have been made by, first Coudersport Tile & Ornamental Glass Co., of Coudersport, PA, Circa 1903. Second is Northwood Glass Co. of Wheeling WV, Circa 1899 - 1903. The third is Dugan Glass Co., of Indiana, PA, Circa about 1906.
Most of the information comes from several glass collector books which have pictured old pages from the Butler Brothers Catalog advertising their glass wares. They would pull pieces from different manufacturers to make up a glass assortment to sell to retail stores, so it is difficult to tell exactly by the advertisement who the makers were.
This bowl can be used for many things and it has very good, strong opalescence.
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Antique Northwood - Dugan Glass - Button Panels - White Opalescent Bowl Card Receiver