|Good Luck - Northwood|
|These bowls and plates must have been desirable when first made as they are easily found today. Their popularity continues today. There is a wide range of colors as well as stippled and unstippled versions. The back may have either the basketweave pattern or ribs, with an occasional plain back showing up.
Above left is a pie crust edged bowl in amethyst, in the center is a ruffled bowl in blue with stippling. Background stippling covers all but the outer inch or so of the pattern. Some blue pieces have a base that is a bit thinner the most.
To the right is a rare proto-type bowl. It has a design that is used on the Jockey Club advertising piece. But Northwood must have scrapped this design and created a new design for the Good Luck ultimately placed into production. The prototype photo is courtesy of Seeck Auctions.
|Most Good Luck pieces will have the pattern as shown on the plate at the left. However, there are a few examples in which there are fewer berries, shown on the right. The assumption is that Northwood first produced the pattern in the form on the right (referred to as the "variant"). Then, after a relatively short run, decided that it needed more detail and added the extra berries. These variants are found in bowls, both ruffled and pie crust edge, and plates.
Beware of faked bowls such as the one on the far right. Notice that htis fake piece does not have a sawtooth edge. It is heavier than the real Good Luck pieces. It has a ribbed back but the ribs are wider. It has a collar base but is not marked.
The Heart of America Carnival Glass Association has used the Good Luck theme on souvenir pieces. Fenton also made a pattern by the same name.