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, 30 (all 2017),
   15, 25, 120 (all 2018), 20, 35, 45, 155 (all 2019),
   20, 25, 35, 40, 45, 50, 65 (all 2020)

Aqua opal, Karen Engel auction, 450 (2017)

Blue, 40, 105, 160, 180 (all 2017),
   30, 35, 175, 475 (all 2018),
   20, 25, 30, 35 (all 2019), 55. 65, 70, 90 (all 2020)

Blue, electric, 375 (2009), 245 (2011), 125 (2012),
   150 (2017)

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

Chinese Coral, 150 (2020)

Green, 10, 15, 25, 45 (all 2016),
   15, 20, 25 (all 2017), 10, 20 (both 2018),
   20, 95 (both 2019), 35, 40, 45 (all 2020)

Green, emerald, 425 (2010), 300 (2011),
   205 (2013), 60, 100 (both 2017)

Ice blue, 75, 160 (both 2016),
   125 (2017), 75, 125, 190, 230 (all 2018),
   130, 225, 350 (all 2019), 125, 150, 225 (all 2020)

Ice green, 105 (2016), 120, 130 (both 2017),
   65, 125, 130, 170 (all 2018), 120, 125 (both 2019),
   180 (2020)

Lavender, 55 (2012)

Lilac, 95 (2018)

Lime green, 80, 110 (both 2005), 95 (2010),
   170 (2014), 160 (2018), 200 (2019), 275 (2020)

Marigold, 10 (2014), 15, 20 (both 2015), 5 (2016),
   25, 50 (both 2018), 5, 10, 20, 25 (all 2019),
   15, 20, 50, 65, 115 (all 2020)

Olive/russet, 10, 20, 35 (all 2014), 10 (2015),
   5, 10, 13 (all 2016), 15 (2017), 15 (2019), 20 (2020)

Sapphire blue, 160, 225, 275, 300 (all 2017),
   200, 275, 325, 350 (all 2018), 150, 625 (both 2019),
   525 (2020)

Sapphire blue, gold trim, 525 (2003)

Smoke, 180 (2006), 115, 135 (both 2014),
   390 (2018), 45 (2020)

Teal, 300 (2003), 225 (2015)

Vaseline, 270, 350 (both 2012), 235, 250 (2013),
   185, 300 (both 2014), 125, 325 (both 2015),
   325, 425 (both 2017), 375, (2019), 525 (2020)

Vaseline, no marigold over, 575 (2016)

White, 75 (2010), 60 (2011), 50 (2013), 65 (2014),
   130 (2015), 60 (2016), 110 (2018), 125 (2019),
   25, 30, 50 (all 2020)

Standard, squatty (7 inches or less)

Amethyst/purple, 10, 25, 55, 75, 95, 140 (all 2015),
   10, 40, 50, 110 (all 2016), 35, 60 (both 2017),
   65 (2018), 35, 50 (both 2019)

Blue, 210 (2003), 165 (2007), 175 (2008), 165 (2017)

Green, 30, 35, 50, 60, 65 (all 2016), 160 (2017),
   10, 50 (both 2018), 70, 165, 225 (all 2019),
   75 (2020)

Ice blue, 165 (2008), 225 (2010),
   160, 210, 500 (all 2011), 275 (2015), 225 (2016),
   190 (2017), 250 (2018), 425 (2020)

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

Lime green, 975 (2006), 425 (2008), 300 (2016),
   400 (2019)

Marigold, 35, 85 (2010), 15 (2011), 30 (2012),
   20, 30 (both 2016), 130 (2017),
   30, 50, 225 (all 2019), 30 (2020)

Marigold, pumpkin, 300 (2008)

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

White, 75, 85 (both 2010), 150 (2011), 150 (2017),
   95 (2018), 125 (2019), 110 (2020)

Thin Rib, jester's cap versions

Amethyst/purple, 60, 75, 100 (all 2016),
   70 (2017), 70 (2018), 55, 140, 175 (all 2019),
   65, 110, 175 (all 2020)

Amethyst/purple, electric, 375 (2008)

Green, 55, 115 (both 2013), 350 (2014),
   180, 225 (both 2015), 65 (2016),
   55, 95, 190 (all 2017), 90, 130, 140 (all 2019)

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

Ice blue, base nick, 575 (2011)

Marigold, 45 (2010), 65, 85, 95 (all 2011),
   75 (2014), 25, 60 (both 2015),
   20, 30, 120 (all 2016), 40, 110 (both 2019)

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

Vases, midsize, 8 ribs

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

Amethyst/purple, 50, 65, 115 (all 2015),
   50, 65, 115, 160 (all 2017),
   45, 70, 125 (all 2018), 90, 110, 165 (all 2019),
   55, 190 (both 2020)

Amethyst, spectacular, 1,600 (2007)

Aqua opal, 1,000, 1,500 (both 2013), 2,200 (2014),
   1,800 (2015), 1,800, 1,900 (both 2017),
   725 (2018), 1,700, 1,900 (both 2019),
   1,800, 3,200, 3,500 (all 2020)

Blue, 225 (2013), 310 (2014), 55, 160 (both 2016),
   325, 400 (both 2017), 75, 130, 135 (all 2018),
   175, 500 (both 2019), 300 (2020)

Celeste blue, Karen Engel auction, 900 (2017)

Chinese Coral, 300 (2020)

Green, 45, 100 (both 2016), 60, 240 (both 2017),
   130, 290, 375 (all 2018), 35, 60, 135 (all 2019),
   50, 80, 120 (all 2020)

Ice blue, 1,400 (2009), 900 (2010), 625 (2011),
   500 (2018), 450, 675 (both 2019)

Ice green, 725 (2007), 1,100 (2009),
   825, 950 (both 2010), 325 (2013), 350 (2015),
   500 (2017), 525, 550, 800 (all 2018), 475 (2019)

Ice green opal, 2,600 (2001)

Jade green, 100 (2019)

Jade green, not iridized, 225 (2015)

Lime green, 600 (2009), 300, 425 (both 2011),
   425 (2013), 550 (2014), 275, 500 (both 2015),
   700 (2017), 525 (2018), 550 (2019), 475 (2020)

Marigold, 35, 45, 75, 80 (all 2015),
   35, 55, 60 (all 2016), 90, 150 (both 2017),
   60, 80 (both 2018), 60, 180 (both 2019),
   45 (2020)

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

Olive, 65 (2019)

Russet, 225 (2018)

Sapphire blue, 750, 800, 900 (all 2016),
   525 (2017), 550, 1,050 (both 2018), 675 (2019),
   575, 675 (both 2020)

Smoke, 400 (2009)

Vaseline, 950, 1,800 (both 2010),
   600, 850 (both 2011), 650 (2012),
   575, 750, 800 (all 2017), 1,250 (2018)

White, 135, 140, 150, 250 (all 2013), 125 (2014),
   125 (2015), 125, 145 (both 2016), 140 (2017),
   100 (2018), 60, 80 (both 2019), 65 (2020)

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 (1996), 775 (2002), 550 (2009),
   275 (2015)

Sapphire blue, 750 (2010)

White, 475 (2008)

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

Updated 10/23/2020

This photo of a rare Jester's Cap in ice blue was sent to me in 2009. The owner said he won it on eBay in 2008 and knows of two others.