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Northwood - Part 27

SINGING BIRDS in Aqua Opal. Smooth
SINGING BIRDS in Aqua Opal. Smooth.
SINGING BIRDS in White & Green-Smooth background
SINGING BIRDS in White and Green - Smooth background.
SINGING BIRDS Mug - Cobalt Blue
SINGING BIRDS Mug - Cobalt Blue.
SINGING BIRDS Mug and one with Creamer Spout.
SINGING BIRDS Mug and one with Creamer Spout.

SINGING BIRDS Mugs:  1911 was the iridescent production period for this pattern. Berry sets, table sets and water sets, along with mugs, both stippled and non-stippled is the extent of shapes within the lovely pattern. Written mention of a pedestal-footed sherbet in marigold gives rise to its where-a-bouts? Such a shape has never presented itself during our many years of attending various auctions and checking auction lists, but perhaps it has remained in the same collection for some 40 years? Another peculiarity in the range of shapes is this mug with a “spout”! Now, how do you suppose that occurred? Stippled mugs: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, Renninger blue. Mug: Marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, smoke, lavender, horehound, teal, pearlized custard, aqua opalescent, ice blue opalescent.
NOTE: Singing Birds mugs in aqua opalescent and ice blue opalescent having no Northwood mark. They are believed to have been produced by Summit Art Glass Co.

DANDELION Knights Templar in Marigold.
DANDELION Knights Templar in Marigold.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR DANDELION Mugs.- IB & IG,   Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.
Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR inscription.Pittsburgh, May 27, 28, 29, 1912
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR inscription.
Pittsburgh, May 27, 28, 29, 1912.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR – DANDELION Mugs:  These souvenir mugs are found only in marigold, ice blue and ice green. They were produced in May 1912, as Northwood introduced their pastel colors. A trade journal reported that a Wheeling, West Virginia firm was given an order for 5,000 of the iridescent souvenir mugs!

Amethyst FOUR PILLARS squat vase
Amethyst FOUR PILLARS squat vase.

FOUR PILLARS Squat vase:  The 9”-12” vases in this pattern are available in a variety of colors. These 5”-7” squat vases have been confirmed in amethyst and green only. A good guess is that this is the mould size before being “swung” to the taller sizes.

An Amethyst and Lime Green GRAPE & CABLE Fernery. Courtesy Seeck Auctions.
An Amethyst and Lime Green GRAPE & CABLE Fernery.
Courtesy Seeck Auctions.

GRAPE & CABLE Fernery:  Very scarce in any color, these 3-footed ferneries are noted in marigold, amethyst, white, ice blue, ice green, and pearlized custard. Advertised in a Seeck Auction as lime green, it does appear to have a deeper tone than the customary ice green. We’ll let viewers decide for themselves!?


DAISY & DRAPE Vase:  Spring 1912 wholesale catalogs introduced this vase in company with the Corn Vase. The edge may be flared a bit, pointing upward or slightly turned inward. White was a dominant color, and a fair number of aqua opalescent vases are known. Marigold and blue examples can be a challenge. Amethyst can be difficult to locate, but the green vases should be considered quite rare. Ice green, ice blue and ice blue opalescent are additional colors to look for.

N. Green JESTER CAP RIB (footed & ruffled) Vase.Courtesy Reichel Auctions & N. JESTER CAP (footed)-Amethyst
Green JESTER CAP RIB (footed & ruffled) Vase & JESTER CAP (footed) - Amethyst.
Courtesy Reichel Auctions

JESTER CAP Vases: The distinguishing feature which separates the Northwood from the Fenton version: Lack of the raised, bulging ring of glass surrounding the stem where it joins the pedestal foot. The Northwood vase stem flows smoothly into the foot.  Jester cap type are found in marigold, amethyst, green and cobalt blue. A cone shape is known in marigold. The four-ruffled type: marigold, amethyst and cobalt blue. A six-ruffled type can be found in marigold, amethyst, green and cobalt blue. They stand 5 ½”-7 ½” tall, depending on their shape. Green vases are scarce and cobalt blue examples are rare!

Dean & Diane Fry……11-14

Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass,
you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness,
 considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
But let each one examine his own work and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone,
and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.
Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption,
 but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
And let us not grow weary while doing good,
 for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all,
especially to those who are of the household of faith.
(Galatians 6:1-10)
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