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{Indoors but with no flash.  More Photos Below}
Classic Northwood Glass
"Singing Birds"

Vaseline Opalescent Glass Mug
Approximate Dimensions:
3 1/4" (Diameter) x 3 1/2" (High) x 2 5/8" (Base Diameter)

Made and Signed by the
Harry C. Northwood Glass Company
Wheeling, West Virginia

circa 1908

{The "underlined N in a circle" Northwood trademark
on the interior center of mug.}


{The vaseline glass mug glows brilliantly
under ultraviolet light.}
This is an antique (ca. 1908), vaseline opalescent mug in the sought-after SINGING BIRDS pattern featuring a stippled background,  made by the pre-eminent Northwood Glass Company.
Very, Very Brief Background on Northwood & Dugan.  Thomas Dugan and his cousin, Harry C. Northwood, started out in the 1880s as employees at the Hobbs-Brockunier Glass firm in Wheeling, West Virginia.  Eventually, Harry would form the Northwood Glass Company of Wheeling, West Virginia and Thomas would form the Dugan Glass Company of Indiana, Pennsylvania.  Both companies were kingpins of the carnival and opalescent glass market in the early 1900's.  Trading, swapping, or "borrowing" one another's glass moulds has been speculated.  Northwood and Dugan shut down altogether in the early to mid 1920s.
 Condition.  This mug is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, chiggers, or flea bites, or restorations.  There are, of course, some minor straw marks ("tool marks") and internal air bubbles from manufacturing commonly associated with the hand making of old EAPG, carnival, and opalescent glass. 

  
 

1908 Northwood Singing Birds Stippled Vaseline Opalescent Mug
{Photo taken indoors but with no flash}
1908 Northwood Singing Birds Stippled Vaseline Opalescent Mug
{Photo taken indoors but with no flash}


1908 Northwood Singing Birds Stippled Vaseline Opalescent Mug
{Photo taken indoors but with no flash}


1908 Northwood Singing Birds Stippled Vaseline Opalescent Mug
{Photo taken indoors but with no flash}



1908 Northwood Singing Birds Stippled Vaseline Opalescent Mug
{Photo taken indoors but with no flash}