Poppy Show, Northwood



Above is one of the few known Poppy Show plates in aqua opal. There are only a few bowls known in this color as well.



This emerald green plate sold at the Christina Katsikas auction in 2020 for $5.500. Photo courtesy of Wroda auctions.



This ice green plate sold for $3,000 at the 2012 Heart of America Carnival Glass convention. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions.

After years of uncertainty about who made this pattern, joint research by Karen McIntyre and Glen and Stephen Thistewood has established definitive Northwood attribution for this highly desirable pattern. Because of the elaborate pattern, damage is sometimes hard to see.

Hartung Book Three: Poppy Show

Plates, 9-9 1/2 inches

Amber, 825 (2016), 15,000 (Katsikas auction, 2020)

Amethyst/purple, 225, 250, 300, 350 (all 2020),
   125, 320, 325 (all 2021)
Amethyst/purple, from Morgan collection,
   1,800 (2017)

Aqua opal, 4,000, 23,000 (both 2019), 8,000 (2020)

Blue, 235, 375, 500, 550, 625, 825, 900, 950 (all 2021)

Blue, electric, 900, 1,000 (both 2020)

Custard known

Green, 400, 950 (both 2020), 750, 800 (2021)

Green, emerald, 1,750 (2019), 5,500 (2020),
   1,750, 2,500 (both 2021)

Ice blue, 325, 350, 375, 400, 700, 750 (all 2020),
   750, 1,700 (both 2021)

Ice green, 850 (2019), 950 (2021)

Ice green, Karen Engel auction, 2,250 (2017)

Marigold, 130, 220, 225, 250, 290, 300, 400, 425, 575, 625, 1,100 (all 2021)

Marigold, dark pumpkin, 1,200 (2012), 1,700 (2013)

Marigold, spectacular, 5,000 (2007)

White, 100, 125, 130, 160 (all 2021)

Bowls, ruffled, about 9 inches

Amethyst/purple, 170, 225, 350 (all 2019),
   1.300 (2020), 250, 330, 350 (both 2021)

Amethyst, electric, 1,550 (2010), 1,250 (2013)

Aqua opal, 21,000 (2017),1,000, 7,250 (both 2020)

Aqua opal, base roughness, 6,000 (2014)

Blue, 350, 575, 850 (all 2020),
   160, 300, 500, 550, 625 (all 2021)

Green, 800, 1,200 (both 2017), 735 (2018),
   475, 1,650 (both 2020), 575, 850 (both 2021)

Green, emerald, 4,500 (2007)

Horehound, 10,500 (2005)

Ice blue, 170, 190, 275, 550 (all 2020),
   210, 250, 425 (all 2021)

Ice green, 225, 300, 400 (all 2019),
   300, 325 (both 2020), 500 (2021)

Lime green, 330 (2018), 400 (2019), 225 (2020),
   200 (2021)

Marigold, 120, 125, 130, 145 (all 2021)

White, 65, 70, 80, 90, 100, 165 (all 2019),
   55, 75, 80 (all 2020)

The photo of the ice green Poppy Show bowl at the left was sent to me in early 2017 by Chase Marquis. What's unusual about it? Note the edge, Northwood's typical pie crust edge. Chase sent me the photo with a request for information about any other Poppy Show bowls with similar crimping. I checked my auction database of 190,000 items going back 25 years and could find no others. I asked around to see if any collectors knew of any, but nobody had. So far, this is the only one. Quite a find!

Updated 9/27/2021