JEFFERSON, BLUE OPALESCENT SWIRL ROSE BOWL, EARLY RARE
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For Sale I have a very nice piece of Art Glass made by The Jefferson Glass Company of Steubenville Ohio. The Art Glass Shape is called a "Rose Bowl" and it is done in the most popular "Blue Opalescent" Glass. If I remember my reading correctly Jefferson called this their " Opalescent Swirl" Rose Bowl Pattern.
This is a very early piece of Jefferson Art Glass. The Glass base color is a Powder Ice Blue in Color. The White Opalescence around the 12 Crimped top opening is just wonderful. The Vase displays 16 swirling opalescent fingers that spiral down from these top crimped edges to the bottom center. When you turn the vase it gives the optic illusion like a Barber Ball.
Most of these rose bowls at the turn of the century never had more than 8 crimped edges. There are some that have been found with 10, rarely do you find them with 12. The earlier glass from Jefferson was much more well defined than their contemporaries of the day Fenton, Northwood and so many others. The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is unsigned as is true with the early Jefferson Opalescent pieces. More than likely it had a Paper or Foil Label and it simply fell off with use.
This is truly a very nice example of the "Blue Opalescent Swirl Rose Bowl". I would guess this to be circa 1905-1907.
After 1908, Jefferson sold many of its Steubenville opalescent glass molds to the Northwood Glass Company. For this reason, quite a few of Jefferson's early opalescent glass patterns are familiar to carnival glass collectors: Vintage, Fine Cut & Roses, Meander and Ruffles & Rings are all Jefferson patterns used later on Northwood carnival glass. Many of Jefferson's vase patterns, however, vanished with company's relocation to West Virginia and never resurfaced in the carnival era. Jefferson's early opalescent vases thus tend to be quite distinctive and unlike anything that appeared later in a century of American glass production.
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- THE JEFFERSON GLASS COMPANY
- Width: 4.75 inches
- Height: 4.25 inches
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