Imported Contemporary Carnival Glass - AA Imports
Some contemporary carnival glass was imported from South Korea or Taiwan in the 1970s. AA Imports was a wholesaler of glass and acquired its inventory from both the United States and overseas. Read an account of a trip to AA Imports warehouse and a description of the pieces of carnival they had for sale. Also, click here to see an ad from AA Imports showing their imported products.
Peacocks Fakes
These two Peacocks bowls are copies of Northwood original design. Probably made in the far East. The most obvious differences are the extremely mirror-like iridescence and the base which is a solid disk of glass--not the typical collar base. The "N" mark is also much larger than the original. Known in marigold, blue, and green.
Brian Layfield of England sent in these photos in 2014. They show a fake green Peacocks bowl he bought at auction there. Note that in the photo of the base, the Northwood mark lacks the circle around the "N" that the originals have.
Good Luck Fake Bowl
The faked Good Luck bowl is most easily distinguished by the lack of a sawtooth edge that are found on genuine pieces produced by Northwood. In this green example the iridization on the front is very dull in the center although the iridization no doubt varies between examples. The ribs on the back (right) are wider. These were probably made in the far east. Thanks to Pete and Paula Bingham for this example.