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Northwood Vases - Part 2
NORTHWOOD Ribbed Vases
Northwood FINE RIB in White - 6.25 in. tall
FINE RIB: Much ado about nothing may be the response to this segment dominated by the ten examples of this pattern which does not command the attention it should. However, the squat sizes, particularly in white are actually quite rare! We invite you to consider how many you have seen listed on auction brochures over the past year. HMMMM! Just as we thought.
Fine Rib was also a Fenton pattern for vases. They are not trademarked of course. The Northwood variety includes their trademark. Notice the vertical ribs on these Northwood vases. They extend all the way to the top edge, ending in a slight scallop. Fenton examples end in broadly scalloped arches about one-quarter inch from the top.
Sizes of the Northwood vases range from the 6 squat size to 18 in height. The majority are in the 8 to 12 size with a roughly 3 ½ base diameter. Many of the green examples are in the Alaskan iridescent finish, as seen in the photo provided.
Marigold, amethyst and green vases are fairly abundant. Cobalt blue, white, ice green, lime green are all scarce colors. Sapphire blue is the rarest known color.
The projections are different from the
other SPIRAL Ribbed tornado vases,
but certainly of the same family. White.
SPIRAL RIB: While the ribbing and the perpendicular twists are not exactly like those found on the ribbed variant Tornado vases, they undoubtedly are of the same family.
This white vase was included in one of the early auctions conducted by Seeck and Company for the San Diego/Southern CA Convention auctions early in the `90s. It caused quite a stir at the time, was purchased by a local collector and to our knowledge, no other example has ever turned up.
Small Ribbed TORNADO -
Marigold. - 6 inches tall
TORNADO - Ribbed Variant: A marigold example in this very desirable pattern was not shown when we posted the original segment surrounding these vases. (You may click on ~~~~ in our Alphabet to view the other examples.) This is such a pretty example of marigold, we could not fail to place it on display for viewers. These are 6- 6 ½ high in the ribbed variant variety, all being scarce to collectors. In addition to the marigold, amethyst, cobalt blue, white and ice blue will create a search for ownership.
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