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Northwood Vases - Part 6
Footed Jester Cap - Green

JESTER CAP:  Somewhat unusual when found in green, with four-ruffled top. Marigold and amethyst vases, along with rare cobalt blue examples are known. In the overall scope of Northwood vases, this style could be considered most unusual. Compared to Tree Trunk and Thin Rib, the footed Jester Caps are quite difficult to obtain.  5 ½”-7 ½” in height.
Perhaps a better name for these vases would be: FINE RIB FOOTED? The Fenton version of this shape offers a raised, bulging ring around the stem where it adjoins the pedestal foot. You'll notice that this Northwood version has a stem which flows smoothly into the pedestal foot having no ring.

Six + Three-Eighths in. tall - 3 in. base. Courtesy  Reichel Auctions.
Tornado vase
Courtesy Reichel Auctions

TORNADO:  This 6”-6 ½” vase having the appearance of a rosebowl top is actually the first of its kind to be seen during our many years of carnival activity! Please check out our Tornado Vases segment listed on the homepage.

The THIN RIB pattern first appeared in wholesale catalogs in 1909 and continued as part of their line in both iridescent and non-iridescent forms until the Northwood factory closed in 1925. The Northwood trademark is found on some examples, but a large number are unsigned. An iridized stretch effect  can be found on some vaseline, russet and sapphire blue vases. Non-iridized crystal, emerald green, sapphire blue, custard glass, and an opaque red color produced by Northwood in the 1924 period is called Chinese coral. It is quite similar to Fenton's mandarin color.
THIN RIB Squatty Vase in White - 6 in. tall.THIN RIB Squat Mid-size Vase-6 in. high.-Ameth.- $1600.-Sept.'07 Richards Auction
Left:  THIN RIB Squatty Vase in White - 6 in. tall.
Right:  THIN RIB Squat Mid-size Vase-6 in. high
Ameth.- $1600.-Sept.'07 Richards Auction

Squat THIN RIB:  Having a base of 3”-3 ½” and 5”-7” height, marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, teal and russet are known colors. The pattern is only found on vases.

THIN RIB Mid-Size (with a flare) Green.Standard Size THIN RIB Jester Cap vase- 7 and three-fourths in. tall x 3 and one-half in. base. Squatty THIN RIB JIP-Amethyst-6.25 in. tall.
Left:  THIN RIB Mid-Size (with a flare) Green.
Middle:  Standard Size THIN RIB Jester Cap vase -Marigold.
Right:  Squatty THIN RIB JIP - Amethyst.

Jester Cap THIN RIB: A 3”-3 ½” base is found on these, with marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue and teal examples known.

THIN RIB (Standard Size)-3.5 in. base-Cobalt Blus-10.5 in. tall.THIN RIB 7 in. in Ice Blue.10 in. THIN RIB Standard Size -Green
Left:  THIN RIB - 10.5 in. tall in Cobalt Blue.
Middle:  THIN RIB - 7 inches tall in Ice Blue.
Right:  THIN RIB - 10 inches tall in Green.

Standard THIN RIB: A 3”-3 ½” base, with height of 8”-12” applies to this type of vase. Marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, teal, russet, aqua, sapphire blue, vaseline and smoke are the extent of color range for this size.

THIN RIB Mid-Size, 11.5 in. tall x 4.75 in, base, in Purple..Green N. 9 and one quarter in. Mid-Size THIN RIB Funeral Vase with 7 and one-quarter in. opening. sold for $675 at the Jan.'07 Reichel sale.
Left:  THIN RIB Mid-Size - 11.5 inches tall  in Purple.
Right:   9 1/4 inches tall in Green, Funeral Vase with 7 1/4 inch
opening. sold for $675 at the Jan.'07 Reichel sale.
THIN RIB Mid-Size Sapphire Opal-14 in. tall x 4.75 in. base.Vaseline THIN RIB Mid-Size 13.75 in. tall.Mid-size THIN RIB in Lime Green,  12.5 in. tall.
Left:  THIN RIB Mid-Size in Sapphire Opal -14 in. tall.
Middle:  THIN RIB Mid-Size in Vaseline - 13.75 in. tall.
Right: Mid-size THIN RIB in Lime Green,  12.5 in. tall.

Midsize THIN RIB: 4 ¼”-4 3/4” base is found on these vases. The height of 11”-15” commands attention. Marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, lime green, sapphire blue, sapphire blue opal, vaseline, amber and aqua opalescent comprise the variety of colors to achieve should you enjoy collecting every color available. White is considered a scarce color. Sapphire blue is rare and vaseline examples in this size are very rare!     
The Vaseline vase seen here, stands 13 3/4” tall, with a 4 3/4” base. It was found sitting on a shelf behind the check-out counter of an antique mall in El Cajon, CA in the late 1980s. It held a bouquet of dried flowers.  When we asked whether it was “for sale”, the clerk rather frowned, saying, “If I sell it, what will I put the bouquet into?”.  After a bit of “convincing”, she relented and allowed us to buy  it-------“reasonably”. We've not seen another like it since! O Happy Day!

Dean & Diane Fry ,  03 - 2010
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She shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.  Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.  ( Psalm 46)
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