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Grape and Cable - Part 7
GRAPE & CABLE – Part 7
Left - Amethyst GRAPE & CABLE Cup & Saucer. $200
Right - GRAPE & CABLE Cup & Saucer, Green. $65
Left - GRAPE & CABLE Cup & Saucer, Ice Blue.
Right - GRAPE & CABLE Cup & Saucer, Marigold. $85.
White GRAPE & CABLE Saucer - Cup - very scarce! - $375.
CUP & Saucer: Rarely found in any of the known colors: marigold, amethyst, green, white and ice blue, the true saucer with edge turned up and a defined recessed circular center to accommodate the cup. Size of the saucer is 5”-6” diameter. Northwood introduced this extensive pattern having some 70 different shapes in 1910. Success of the overall pattern speaks well for the numbers which remain available for today’s collector. Actually, an entire book could be devoted to the scope of its variations.
GRAPE & CABLE Nappy in Ice Blue.
Left - Purple GRAPE & Cable NAPPY from Punch Cup.
Right - Whimsey Creamer from GRAPE and CABLE Punch Cup.
CUP Whimsey/Nappy: Questions arise as to “who made the many deviations from the cup form?”………….AND, did ALL of them come from Northwood manufacture? Your guess is as good as anyone’s. We shall leave that to individual discretion. No matter the topic: issues are always divided right down the middle, aren’t they? (smile). We might present one question for consideration. Do you really believe that there is a factory-made creamer from the cup form? If so, why purchase a specific mold for creamer in the breakfast set??
We have observed sufficient “consumer altered” examples of bowls restructured into “plate forms” (some having tell-tale ruffled edges, clearly indicating the former “bowl stance”, to seriously question all “abnormal shapes”.) #1. It’s human nature to test the ability of others to define differences. #2. There are always those who will do most anything for “a $buck!”
Rare Green GRAPE & CABLE Open Compote.
Large OPEN COMPOTE: Amethyst is the plentiful color. Marigold is a scarce color and Green is downright rare!
Covered large compote - GRAPE & CABLE.
Large COVERED COMPOTE: These must have found steady use in homes. Not many available today, but with some effort a nice amethyst example can be found. It is the marigold examples which are very rare!
Left - GRAPE & CABLE Blue - $1400., 4-09.
Right - GRAPE & CABLE Sweetmeat.$1600. 4-09.
Covered SWEETMEAT Compote: Amethyst examples are not too difficult to locate, but marigold can be considered rare. Only one or two green examples are known!
GRAPE & CABLE Sweetmeat Whimsey in Purple.
SWEETMEAT Whimsey: This shape is not even mentioned in most written accounts? Could it be that the lid went missing and “someone” decided to “tinker a bit”, coming up with a “slightly flattened” base?............hmmmmmmmmm!! This one is amethyst………..are there others?
Dean & Diane Fry……9-10
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