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                  Northwood Glass Co. / National Glass Co / Dugan Glass Co.

Opal Open (No. 562), Circa 1899 - 1913

Note: This rose bowl's was original identification as No 562 by Northwood and is illustrated in the Pitkin and Brooks 1899 catalog.  This piece had to be produced by Northwood Glass Co. no later than 1899.   Rose bowl No. 562 is also shown in the G. Sommers and  Co. catalog on March 4, 1901 which proves it was also produced by National Glass Co. since they owned and operated the Indiana, PA plant from 1900 -1904Dugan Glass Co.,  1904 -1913 also produced this rose bowl in Carnival glass with the original Northwood molds.  We do not know if Dugan also produced this rose bowl in opalescent glass.  Carnival glass collectors sometime call this rose bowl Beaded Panels.

Reproductions:  L. G. Wright copied Opal Open rose bowls in the 1950s and 1960s.  They called them "Beaded Ivy Bowl" or "Beaded Open Melon Ivy Bowls".  All of the original Opal Open rose bowls except the carnival glass rose bowls have  opalescent glass applied to the rim.  Wright copies are not normally opalescent.  When in doubt look at the stem.  The stem has a circular wreath decoration at the top just below the bowl.  On Wright copies this center wreath has glass between or inside the edges of the wreaths.  On original this area is open i.e., no glass.          

Colors: Northwood Flint Opal (clear), Blue Opal & Canary Opal (Vaseline) as per Pitkin and Brooks' listing. We must assume National added Green and Dugan produced all of the Carnival colors which include Marigold, Peach and Amethyst.  Other carnival color are possibly but currently unknown.

Collection of:  The Antiquarian Collection 

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Colors: Northwood Flint Opal (clear), Blue Opal & Canary Opal (Vaseline) as per Pitkin and Brooks' listing.  We must assume National added Green and Dugan produced all Carnival colors which include Marigold, Peach and Amethyst.

Glass Type: Opalescent, transparent Flint (clear) Green, Blue & Canary (Vaseline) glass, Opalescent treatment on crimped rim area.  Carnival includes Marigold, Peach and Amethyst.  Other carnival colors are possibly but currently unknown.  The carnival pieces will not have an opalescent treatment on the crimped area rim.

Bowl:  Stemmed rose bowl with a round base.  Stem contains a circular wreath-like decoration.  Said wreath must be open and not contain glass between or inside of the wreaths.  Bowl is spherical with 16 inward small crimps on rim.  The round base is concave a polished area on the bottom and convex to stem on top.  Interior of bowl is convex above the stem. 

Decoration:  Opalescent treatment on the crimp area.  Circular wreath decoration structure is found at top of stem.  The bowl is a repeating pattern of vertical clear panels, a quantity of  (16) which are separated by vertical rows of (16) beaded hobnail like dots. 

Dimension: 5.0 height by 3.50 wide.  Bowl opening 2.0.

Glass House: Northwood / National / Dugan

Region of Manufacture: USA, Indiana, PA.

Estimated Date of Manufacture:  1899 - 1914, with Opalescent first and the Carnival at the end of the period.  

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