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Fruits and Flowers
Northwood FRUITS & FLOWERS
The delicate, small blossoms interspersed among the fruit and the lack of a central spray of cherries separates this pattern from Three Fruits. Bowls and plates in 8-9 ½ sizes are the extent of the Three Fruits line.
Bonbon collectors no doubt encounter a challenge in gathering together the large number of color variations within the Fruits & Flowers pattern, as well as those which are stippled within this pattern!
The bonbon shape enjoyed a long term production run from circa 1910-1911 extending to 1919-1920 when Northwood was making their exclusive russet color. Early on, the stemmed, two-handled examples were produced in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, clambroth, lavender, smoke, teal, aqua opalescent, sapphire blue and ice blue opalescent. White, ice blue, ice green, aqua opal and ice blue opal and russet would have been the colors produced during the latter half of the production period to extend desire beyond the earlier more standard color range. All bonbons have the Basketweave exterior design.
Typically, the stemmed, two-handled, stippled examples: amethyst, marigold, green, cobalt blue and Renninger blue, would have come to be during the latter production period. Moulds must be cleaned with steel brushes to remove bits of glass which remain fast during the pressing. Over time, pits develop in the mould and in order to continue use, the stippling is applied, extending the life of the mould.
Handgrip plate & card tray: marigold, amethyst, green
Plate, 8-9: marigold, amethyst
Plate, 7 ½: three leaf/stippled center, marigold
Bowl, 7, stippled marigold, green
Bowl, 7: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, ice green, teal, sapphire blue, amethyst opal, aqua-opal
Bowl, 9-10: marigold, amethyst, green, ice green (very rare), white, violet
Bowl, 5-6: marigold, amethyst, green, ice green
Bonbon, stemmed, two-handled: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, russet, clambroth, lavender, smoke, teal, aqua opalescent, sapphire blue, ice blue opalescent
Bonbon, stemmed, two-handled, stippled: marigold, green, cobalt blue, Renninger blue
The stippled variant 7 ½ plate in marigold was in the late Eleanor Hamilton collection for many years. Walt believes these to be "quite rare, but they do show up on occassion". Should any of our viewers have information surrounding others of this variant type, we should like to hear from you!
Note: The stippled variation (Vt.) in the 7 bowl, along with the flat plate includes three inwardly pointing leaves in center.
Our genuine thanks extend to Walt Robinson for his supply of photographs seen in this segment. All of the bon-bons and 7-7 ½ bowls and plates are from his collection. He owns no 6 sauces nor 9-10 bowls.
Dean & Diane Fry - 4-10
FRUITS & FLOWERS 7 in. Blue Bowl. Courtesy Walt Robinson
FRUITS & FLOWERS 7 in. Bowls (VT. on right). Courtesy Walt Robinson.
FRUITS & FLOWERS VT. 7-7.5 In. Plate, Courtesy Walt Robinson.
Left: - Green Double Handgrip plate- 7.5 inch.
Right: - Scarce I.G. Bowl -7.5 inch diameter.
Courtesy Walt Robinson
FRUITS & FLOWERS 7-7.5 in. Plate, Courtesy Walt Robinson.
7.5 in. FRUITS & FLOWERS Plate in Amethyst.
Cobalt FRUITS & FLOWERS, Courtesy Walt Robinson.
Mgld. FRUITS & FLOWERS, Courtesy Walt Robinson.
Aqua Opal FRUITS & FLOWERS Bonbon, Courtesy Walt Robinson.
Left: - FRUITS & FLOWERS Bonbon in Sapphire.
Right: - I.B. FRUITS & FLOWERS Bonbon.
Left: - 6 in. FRUITS and FLOWERS -green.
Right: - 7 in. Aqua Opal FRUITS & FLOWERS Bowl. $1500. 3-10.
Left: - 10 in. IG FRUITS & FLOWERS.
Right: - FRUITS & FLOWERS 10 in. Bowl in Green
FRUITS & FLOWERS -7.5 in. Green Bowl. Courtesy Walt Robinson.
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