Antique Carnival Glass Iridescent Purple Bowl Grape and Cable Pattern
Description: A beautiful lustrous or iridescent antique amethyst, blue and dark purple colored Carnival Glass footed bowl. This piece which has dark purple or amethyst coloring over what looks like iridescent dark blue has a very lustrous or iridescent appearance both on the interior and exterior. It is a beautiful bowl with raised design depicting clusters of grapes surrounded by grape leaves and hanging from a cable which stretches all along the circumference above the design. This is the pattern known as Grape and Cable originally introduced by Northwood in 1910 and later made by Fenton. This bowl has a very nice dark and iridescent coloring showing reds, blues, purple, gold, and amethyst tones depending on the angle of light. The coloring can be seen both on the inside and outside. The bowl has a scalloped edge with alternating long and short scallops. The bowl has a round foot and magnificent golden silvery coloring on the back near the foot. The foot is blue on the back but still shows the iridescent coloring on the inside of the bowl. This is a very popular design, but this shape is uncommon. The piece is of solid glass cast construction. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 20th century.
Size: Measures ~6 1/2" diameter on top, ~2 3/4" diameter at the foot, and ~ 2 3/8" at its highest point. The bowl weighs about 14 ounces.
Maker: Uncertain, but maybe Northwood.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful and very colorful piece with vivid colors and well defined pattern. Definitely a nice piece worthy of a prominent spot in your collection.
Condition: It is in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips, no hairlines, and no repairs. It does have the normal defects carnival glass normally displays such as mold lines, some defects in the glass surface, and a few air bubbles trapped in the glass. The piece also has a piece of tape attached to it, which reads "Wilmers Got it from School." We chose not to remove the tape and we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Please view photos to appreciate the beauty of this piece and for additional condition information.