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Northwood - Part 29

Mgld. SWIRL RIB  Vt. Water Set #4-Courtesy Van Blarcum
Marigold SWIRL RIB  Vt. Water Set #4 - Courtesy Van Blarcum.

SWIRL RIB Pitcher Vt. No. 4 + Tumblers: This more bulbous shaped example is not truly round, but more of a tear-drop shape. Rarely found, but having a crimped top and known only in marigold. The example displayed here is not trademarked in the base, although the tumblers each have the Northwood N in the bottom. Pictures are courtesy of Van Blarcum. The pitcher is 9 ½” tall x 6” across the top @ spout. Tumblers are 4” tall x 3” across the top. Please click into our Northwood Water Sets – Part 5 to see a Butler Brothers Wholesale Ad displaying this pitcher and a couple of others in the same design, although of differing shape.

N. SWIRL RIB Vt. #2-Mgld
Northwood SWIRL RIB Vt. #2 - Marigold.

SWIRL RIB Pitcher Vt. No. 2:  This is the most easily found among the eight known shapes. 12” tall in tankard shape and known only in marigold.

SPRINGTIME 7 pc. set.-$625. 7-10 Seeck Auction
SPRINGTIME 7 pc. set.-$625. 7-10 Seeck Auction.

SPRINGTIME Water Set:  Although this pattern was produced in Berry Set, Table Set and  Water Set, it remains one of the more difficult designs to locate. Production dates from 1910-1911, but must have been limited. Green water sets are more difficult to locate and other colors are amethyst and marigold. Configuration of this water set is identical to that of the Singing Birds set.

IB & White RASPBERRY  Pitchers-8.5 in. high.
IB & White RASPBERRY  Pitchers - 8.5 in. high.

RASPBERRY Water Set:  A Spring 1911 Butler Bros. Catalog Ad advertises this set. They are fairly easy to locate today, so production must have been abundant. Marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue and ice green are available. A water pitcher in vivid lime green shade has also been found. There is a 7 1/8th in. milk pitcher known. The water pitchers are 9” tall.

Pastel Mgld. GREEK KEY 9 in. Bowl. Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham
Pastel Marigold GREEK KEY - 9 in. Bowl.
Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham
White GREEK KEY Bowl-(first discovered-Nov. 2012) Sold-$2600.11-15-12.
White GREEK KEY Bowl-(first discovered-Nov. 2012)
Sold for- $2600.11-15-12.
Mgld. GREEK KEY Bowl. Courtesy Rhonda Richards
Marigold GREEK KEY Bowl. Courtesy Rhonda Richards.

GREEK KEY Bowls: Known in collar-based 8”-9” bowls in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue and ice green, along with 9” collar-based plates  in marigold, amethyst, green and cobalt blue and a scarce water set in marigold, amethyst and green. 7”-9” dome-footed bowls and a water set are found in marigold, amethyst and green. The pattern first appeared in iridescent form in 1909. The bowls can be ruffled or have pie crust edge.
It is a pleasure to display the first known white example in this pattern!

9 in.Ameth. GRAPE & CABLE Plate, Courtesy Jeff Schleede
9 inch Amethyst GRAPE & CABLE Plate has a pronounced stretch effect.
Courtesy Jeff Schleede.

GRAPE & CABLE  9” Plate:  The collar-based plates can be smooth or stippled. The smooth examples may have a Basketweave or plain exterior. These are known in marigold, amethyst, green, clambroth, lavender, and a very rare ice blue.

Said to be the only known IG 9 in. NIPPON plate.
Said to be the only known IG 9 in. NIPPON plate.

NIPPON 9” Plate:  Said to be the first known plate in Ice Green! A plate in this pattern is treasure in any color! Marigold, amethyst, green, white, ice blue and aqua opalescent are known colors as well. Only three plates are known in white, and one in ice blue. Production dates from the 1911-1912 period. It was one of the first Northwood patterns to be offered in pastel colors.

Sapphire ROSE SHOW Bowl
Sapphire ROSE SHOW Bowl.

ROSE SHOW Bowl:  These ruffled 8”-9” bowls are desirable in any color. A 1912-1914 production item, it is believed to be an item made by Northwood for George Mortimer. The 9”- 9 ½” plates are not found in as many colors as these 8” -9” ruffled bowls. Marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, aqua opalescent, lime green, ice blue opalescent, ice green opalescent, horehound, aqua, sapphire blue, powder blue opalescent, and marigold on custard are all desirable and admired by collectors.

PEACOCK @ FTN.Berry Set, Ameth
PEACOCK at the FOUNTAIN Berry Set in Amethyst.
PEACOCK @ FTN. Berry Set-White
PEACOCK at the FOUNTAIN Berry Set in White.

PEACOCK @ FOUNTAIN Berry Sets:  A Spring 1912 Butler Brothers catalog ad displays the table set, berry set and water set. That same ad continued to appear with an ever-increasing wholesale price through 1917, indicating the popularity of each grouping. Most often seen in marigold and amethyst, cobalt blue and white are considered scarce. The ice blue and ice green are not often found and green is considered the rarest of colors!                                                                                                                  

Dean & Diane Fry, Oct. 2014

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From whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory,
 to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height…..
to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.
(Ephesians 3:14-21)
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