I don’t consider it to be pretty, but it is of course interesting. According to Ream, Bredehoft and Bredehoft in Encyclopedia of Heisey Glassware: volume one, this plate etch was introduced circa 1919 and discontinued by 1928.
This is pattern no. 76 and it has a number of more commonly known aliases: Hobbs’ Centennial, Viking, Bearded Head, Bearded Prophet, and Old Man of the Mountain(s).
The piece stands approximately 6 1/4 inches from the table top to the top of the helmet. The diameter of the opening is 5 inches. I don’t know if this is a comport/compote, butter dish or cheese dish.
I gather from my handy dandy book – American Pattern Glass Table Sets by Cathy and Gene Florence – that pieces in this pattern include a butter dish, sugar with lid, creamer, spooner and celery vase.
The finial has the face on both sides and the feet are also decorated with the face. Pretty neat piece!
My handy dandy custard guide – The Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass, Book 4: Custard Glass from A to Z by William Heacock – indicates that Northwood started producing this pattern in 1898. It was also made in emerald green with gold.
The book has photos of a number of pieces including a pitcher, butter dish, sugar and creamer, etc.