Thin Rib, Northwood

There are two sizes of Northwood Thin Rib vases. Standard size and midsize (there are no funeral sizes). The standard size has nine ribs. There were at least four different molds used for the standard size and base diameters range from 3 3/8 inches to 3 3/4 inches. Heights range from 6 1/2 to 11 inches. The Jester's Cap, with one point pulled up, is scarce. The midsize Thin Rib has eight ribs and a base diameter of 4 3/4 inches. Most are 12 to 15 inches in height. The jardiniere, shown on the right with a midsize in aqua opal, is rare.

Vases with Vertical Ribs -- Part Three

Vases with Vertical Ribs -- Part Four

Hartung Book One: Thin Rib

Vases, standard, 9 ribs

Amber, 70 (2003), 55 (2015), 25 (2016)

Amethyst/purple, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 150 (all 2021)

Amethyst, twisted, 20 (2020)

Aqua opal, Karen Engel auction, 450 (2017)

Blue, 35, 55. 65, 70, 90 (all 2020),
   10, 35, 49, 45, 55, 105, 305 (all 2021)

Blue, electric, 125 (2012), 150 (2017), 450 (2021)

Celeste blue, 275 (2015), 275 (2017)

Chinese Coral, 150 (2020)

Green, 25, 40, 45, 55 (all 2020),
   10, 30, 45, 60, 110, 160 (all 2021)

Green, emerald, 300 (2011), 205 (2013),
   60, 100 (both 2017)

Ice blue, 110, 125, 150, 225 (all 2020),
   100, 110, 130, 180 (both 2021)

Ice green, 120, 180 (both 2020), 95 (2021)

Lavender, 55 (2012)

Lilac, 95 (2018)

Lime green, 200 (2019), 200, 275 (both 2020)

Marigold, 15, 20, 50, 65, 115 (all 2020), 40 (2021)

Olive/russet, 15 (2017), 15 (2019), 20 (2020), 30 (2021)

Sapphire blue, 150, 625 (both 2019),
   130, 525 (both 2020), 250, 375, 475, 425 (all 2021)

Sapphire blue, gold trim, 525 (2003)

Smoke, 390 (2018), 45 (2020), 80 (2021)

Teal, 300 (2003), 225 (2015)

Vaseline, 375, 525 (both 2020), 250 (2021)

Vaseline, no marigold over, 575 (2016)

White, 25, 30, 50 (all 2020), 40 (2021)

Standard, squatty (7 inches or less)

Amethyst/purple, 65 (2018), 35, 50 (both 2019),
   40, 45, 55 (all 2021)

Blue, 165 (2007), 175 (2008), 165 (2017)

Green, 70, 165, 225 (all 2019), 75 (2020), 120 (2021)

Ice blue, 190 (2017), 250 (2018), 425 (2020),
   625 (2021)

Ice green, 255 (2003), 375 (2010)

Lime green, 425 (2008), 300 (2016), 400 (2019)

Marigold, 130 (2017), 30, 50, 225 (all 2019),
   30 (2020)

Marigold, pumpkin, 300 (2008)

Sapphire blue, 750 (2010), 240 (2011), 425 (2018)

White, 95 (2018), 125 (2019), 110 (2020)

Thin Rib, jester's cap versions

Amethyst/purple, 55, 140, 175 (all 2019),
   65, 110, 175 (all 2020), 100, 155 (both 2021)

Amethyst/purple, electric, 375 (2008)

Green, 90, 130, 140 (all 2019),
   130 (2020), 35, 145 (both 2021)

Green, all points down, 645 (eBay 2006), 800 (2017)

Ice blue, 900 (2021)

Marigold, 20, 30, 120 (all 2016), 40, 110 (both 2019),
   35 (2020), 65 (2021)

Sapphire blue, 825 (2018), 850 (2020)

Vases, midsize, 8 ribs

Amber, 1,700 (1994), 1,400 (2015)

Amethyst/purple,55, 190 (both 2020),
   75, 100, 160, 190, 200, 300 (all 2021)

Amethyst, spectacular, 1,600 (2007)

Aqua opal, 1,300, 1,800, 3,200, 3,500 (all 2020)

Blue, 175, 500 (both 2019), 300 (2020),
   475, 600 (both 2021)

Celeste blue, 900 (2017), 850 (2021)

Coral, 130, 300 (both 2020)

Green, 50, 80, 90, 120, 200, 220 (all 2020),
   75, 80, 110, 160, 250 (all 2021)

Ice blue, 450, 675 (both 2019), 625 (2020)

Ice green, 525, 550, 800 (all 2018), 475 (2019),
   500 (2020)

Ice green/lime, 350 (2021)

Ice green opal, 2,600 (2001)

Jade green, 100 (2019)

Jade green, not iridized, 225 (2015)

Lime green, 525 (2018), 550 (2019), 475 (2020)

Marigold, 35, 45, 100 (all 2020),
   55, 75, 110, 120, 125, 140 (all 2021)

Mandarin red, 220 (2007), 225 (2010), 250 (2017)

Olive, 65 (2019), 475 (2021)

Russet, 225 (2018)

Sapphire blue, 550, 1,050 (both 2018), 675 (2019),
   575, 675, 850 (all 2020)

Smoke, 400 (2009)

Vaseline, 650 (2012), 575, 750, 800 (all 2017),
   1,250 (2018)

White, 60, 80 (both 2019), 60, 65, 145 (all 2020),
   10, 115, 160 (all 2021)

Jardinieres (from midsize vase mold)

Ice green, 375 (2010)

Lime green, 975 (2006), 425 (2008)

Marigold, 300 (2008), 85 (2010), 1,400 (2016)

Purple, 775 (2002), 550 (2009), 275 (2015)

Sapphire blue, 750 (2010)

White, 475 (2008)

Thin Rib Jester's Cap versions

A few standard size Northwood Thin Rib vases were given a top treatment called a Jester's Cap. The vase was swung, the tops of the ribs were rolled out, and down. Then one rib was pulled back up. The one rib evidently didn't get pulled back up on the green vase above. (It is the only example I know of where that happened.) A Jester's Cap is a very different top treatment than a Jack-in-the-Pulpit, where one side is pulled down, with the other side up, and can be found on many types of glass. The Jester's Cap was a uniquely Northwood vase top treatment. A few standard size Tree Trunks can be found with Jester's Caps.

Updated 9/28/2021

This 11 1/2 inch tall vase in sapphire
with gold edging sold in 2018 for $390.
Photo courtesy Burns Auctions.