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Northwood Bushel Basket Antique Carnival Glass ~very Desirable Aqua Oaplescent For Sale
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY AND WELCOME TO MY sale! I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE REPEAT BUYERS. I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS, LOYALTY AND COMMUNICATION OVER THE YEARS!IT IS MY HOPE THAT YOU ALWAYS ENJOY THE ON-LINE sale EXPERIENCE AND CONTINUE TO COME BACK OFTEN. MY sales ARE ALWAYS sales, HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS, THE WAY sales SHOULD BE. SOPLEASE ENJOY AND HAVEFUN WITH THEM!
This is BUSHEL BASKETmade in the early1900's. The Base Glass color is highly desirableAQUA OPALESCENT!Here is an opportunity to own on of thesebeauties in excellent condition.Attractive Opal features throughout the handles and top rim. This handsome specimen displays attractive, shimmering Golden iridescence overall around the exterior with FabulousRainbow Multi-Color iridescent highlights. Vibrant Blue, Purple,Greenand Red...make the piece quite lovely on display.Additionally the interior of the piece displays colorful iridescence as well...even clear down in the very bottom. The splendidoverall visual qualitiesmake it stand out on display...the kind of piece that attractsattention to itself and to the pieces around it.Please see the photographs and enjoy. I have showed you as many angles and iridescent featuresof this exceptionalpiece as I could cram into twelve photos.Dark areas are shadows or reflections only.If you fancyAqua Opalescent pieces with shimmering, colorful iridescence and have been hunting a delightful example...look this one over and give itserious consideration.It is a SuperbAntique Northwood piece to admire and enjoy on display.This one isboldly marked. Not all of them were, but this one was.Antique Northwood at itsVERY finest.It isevery bit as elegantas the photos show. My photos are taken outside in natural indirect sunlight. Inever use a flash or props. I never enhance photos, never have, never will. I aim to show you the best iridescent color the piece offers. If the piece looks awesome in the photos...that is because...it is! What you see is what you will get!
The piece is5inches wide at the widest point handle tohandle.4 5/8inches tall at the tallest point.
BASE GLASS COLOR:
There are NOCHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRSon thisScarce, GlisteningNorthwood Bushel Basket.A Superbpiece of antique glass!
THE BASE:The mold seams are barely there to the touch...nice and smooth.I can't make out anyshelf wear on the bottoms of the feet...extraordinarycondition tosay the very least.The tabs on the backside are perfect. Itsits flat andlevel on a flat surface, but will giggle slightly if heavily manipulated.
THE INTERIOR:The interiorsurface of this piece is in greatcondition overall...I can't make out any wear at all and the iridescence is beautiful...even clear down in the very bottom...verycolorful!The only thing I can mention onthe entire piece is there is a very light scale deposit all around the interior about 1/4 below the rim...it is about a 1/2 inch wide. Again...it is very light...light enough that it disappears at various angles...but it is visible if you hold the piece at an angle to light. Completely insignificant, in my opinion, on an absolutely gorgeous piece, inside and out that has obviously been well cared for over the last 100
THE EXTERIOR:I can't make out any weararound the exterior of the piece and the pattern details and Pasteliridescent qualities are absolutely lovely...it shimmers elegantly in natural light.
THE EDGE:The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done.The basket iswell formed overall...the handle application is well done with only a couple of manufacturing stretch marks present in the handles...FAR above average for these.The photographs show how very well it has been maintained over 100 years of time. An outstanding piece of Northwood and an awesomepiece of century old
That is all I can find on Northwood Bushel Basket.A splendidexampleof sought afterbase glass color.The piece displaysextremely attractivevisual characteristics throughout...inside and out...theelegantiridescent features and engaging opalescent qualitiesmake it stand out on display.The condition is outstanding as well. Thisbeautywill certainly enhance a display. Obviously it has been taken care of quite well by the previous owners...kept as a show case piece in my opinion.Please look over those photos again. It is everybit as exquisiteas it looks.
I have been selling antiques on a long time. You may note that mysale format is very plain...I fully intendit to be that way, no glitz and glamour. I am an antique enthusiast and collector of old glass and pottery...I find it completelyfascinating. I'm selling fine antiques...not me. The historical pieces I sell are part of our history, as a country, and made right here in the good ole' USA unless I state otherwise. They represent a time when America made things, great things...before it was popular to sell this country out! Imagine...made in the USA...what a concept! They areawesome all by themselves...no glitz and glamour isneeded to promote them...the photographs say it all! Please enjoy the many photos and detailed descriptions...in my opinion...nothing else needs to be done or said. You will find my descriptions much more detailed than you will get at any public sale...guaranteed! I do my best to point out damage or wear issues with the pieces I offer.I'm not perfect...but I am honest. True antique glass always has some manufacturing marks. It was made a century ago and mass produced...cheaply...well before quality was an idea. Well before Cell Phones, Computers or any technology at all. It is hard for people to comprehend that today, but it is fact. People still went to the corner drug store to use the phone! Imagine! The working conditions were unbearable by today's standards, yet the hard working American's of this era produced some of the most amazing items ever made. Manufacturing marks within the glass are part of the charm of this period in time. If there is a manufacturing mark that is out of the ordinary...such as excessive, contained,bubbles throughoutthe glass or a manufacturing heat check...I will mention it. Normal manufacturing marks such as straw marks, stretch marks, enclosed bubbles, light tool marks, though, will not be mentioned and should certainly be anticipated. Look over the many photos provided. Please educate yourself about the items you are buying and ask questions while the sale is in progress. If typical manufacturing marks bother you...please ask questions up front! I will readily answer questions as diligently as I can.
It is always a great idea to educate yourself about the antiques you are interested in purchasing before you buy from me or anyone else. It will further your appreciation and hone your interest. For Carnival Glass....I highly recommend David Doty's Carnival Glass Website. I also find his Field Guides extremely helpful if you can find them, there are several. They are the best guide to learning patterns, especially the 2000 updated version. Even used...they are well worth the money. I also recommend Edwards and Carwile's Carnival Glass Encyclopedia...there are several editions published. They cover the widest array of patterns of any guide I have seen and the text is excellent. The Mordini sale Price guide is also extremely useful. There are other very worthy materials out there that will help you learn and grow, as well as numerous clubs and organizations.
I ship USPS Priority exclusively and I usually ship only on Saturdays and Mondays. I use premium ONE INCH bubble wrap (not the cheap 1/4 inch) and foam peanuts to package the pieces exclusively. I take great pride in packaging these wonderful pieces of history VERY well...like they deserve to be packaged and I like them packaged for me. I do apply a small handling fee to the Shipping Cost. I greatly apologize, but Shipping supplies are NOT cheap. Running sales doesn't mean I make money. I never know how an item will sell. I can't afford to take losses on items (which happens) AND pay for Shipping Materials. In order to maintain the sale format that many of you have told me repeatedly that you greatly appreciate...I must make sure Shipping Supplies are covered. SHIPPING INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THIS FEEin the unlikely event it is damaged in transit. My goal, however, is to NEVER have a damaged piece of glass...EVER! My response comments prove my diligence in that regard.
YOU BET! I always combine shipping costs on multiple purchases whenever I feel I can do so safely with no possible harm to the pieces!!! I also discount shipping for repeat buyers whenever I can, significantly if possible, up to and including Free Shipping. Running sales do not always allow me to do that...sometimes I lose money and can't...but if I can...for repeat buyers I certainly will! I don't advertise it...I just do it when I send the invoice. It is my way of saying THANK YOU!
All purchases are considered final. I run 7 to 10 day sales with plenty of photos, text and lots of time for questions if needed. I will accept returns if I have obviously misrepresented an item and I agree that I have. I will refund the original Purchase Price and the original Shipping Cost only.