Circa late 1800s - 1920s Iridescent Scalloped Bowl
Date Posted : 2013-06-04
Group : Antiques By Owner
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* * * Vintage Iridescent Glass Bowl ~ Almost 100 years old * * *
* * * Beautiful to Display * * *
* * * Great Condition ~ Great Quality * * *
This family heirloom belonged to my great grandmother Zoe. Most of the old glass I have is form her. This bowl could be older than the 1920s (even the 1800s if she inherited it form her grandmother or mother), but it is at least not older than the early 1930s. Growing up, I saw this all the time on an old round wood table (also inherited form Zoe) near the entry way with a strong smelling blossom floating in the water. I may have floated a candle or two in it as well. It's also been used for just display because it's so pretty. It catches the light and you can see a soft rainbow of pretty pinks and greens and yellows and blues. The iridescence is on the inside of the bowl as well as the outside. The only place it isn't is on the base that sits on the table. The base is painted gold and the scalloped edges are also painted gold though much of that has faded or been worn away (it doesn't make it less beautiful or look like anything is missing though). I don't see any chips or cracks. It's been treated very gently.
This bowl is marked 303 on the bottom. I'm not sure of the maker, so if anyone knows, please let me know. I only know that is very pretty and that it's very old because of whom we inherited it form. It's in good condition, great if you don't care about the gold along the scallops. But, like I said, you don't look at it and think anything is missing. I'm just pointing it out for full disclosure.
I think this is a more than fair price for such a beautiful bowl that is almost 100 years old. It is great quality and beautiful craftsmanship. And, if you can figure out the marker, you might have yourself something that is worth a lot. I just have so many things to sell, I don't have the time.
Measurements: 3-1/4 inches tall, 6-3/4 inches diameter
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