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I purchased this from an old collector and there was a piece of paper inside that said this was northwood. it was some kind of process using threading. the inside of the vase is blue. The note said you could find it in art glass nouveou by ray & lee groves 1967 page 189 plate 354. I just though it to be a really unusual piece of Northwood if it is because when I think of Northwood I think of carnival glass. I hope someone can help me. Thank you for you time and interest. Best Reguards, Stacey

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  1. retro597, 3 years ago
    Yes, Northwoodinvented Carnival Glass I believe. He also made tons of other stuff. Mostly pressed production pieces. It was Harry Northwood who brought art glass to the masses. From Custard Glass onward. His father, if memory serves me right worked for Webb and Sons. This very well could be a Northwood piece. The kind of father son rivalry thing. Cased glass in cane swirl. Northwood was a major pioneer in American Glass. He was always looking for ways to make great glass and be able to sell it to everyone. His carnival glass was meant as imitation Tiffany favrile. The price of Tiffany, Loetz, Moser etc. was too high to be enjoyed by us regular folks, so he was out to change that. I have a copy of the book of which you wrote. I will get to the basement in the next week, find it, and if this piece is where you say, I will do a show and tell open to that page. What a great piece of glass no matter who made it. Never saw anything like it.
  2. art-of-glass art-of-glass, 3 years ago
    THAT IS STUNNING!!!
    Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'. "pull-up" technique patented by John Northwood in 1885. Source: "British Glass 1800-1914" book by Charles R. Hajdamach.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    The blue piece in the background is nice, too!

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