The Star of David and Bows pattern is believed to have been designed by Harry Northwood in an attempt to drum up business by appealing to the Knights Templar and the Freemasons.
A scalloped, smoothly matted golden/amber interior reveals carnival magic-a rainbow band of pink, yellow, and blue. To the center, a pattern of raised bows dots and eight pointed stars surround a six pointed star.
While the bows (for a masonic colonel string bow tie) wavy-sided stars (the estoile, symbolic of divinity), or the interlaced triangles (masonic symbols) may suggest a religious connection, these observations are only conjecture.
The underside of the bowl is more striking. Smooth and shiny, a thick pattern of raised grapes and vine and a ribbed, green drip-like footed base make this beautiful Northwood a standout to any Antique American glass collection.
Origin: USA; pre-owned; early 20th century-1925
Dimensions: 8"W x 3"H
Condition: Very good. There are no chips, cracks, stains. This is a very old bowl and there is some light characteristic age-related wear.Two small scratches, one very light to the rim and one to the interior (see last photo) along with some manufacturing bubbles are noted.