Tornado, Northwood    More    Comments by Alan and Lorraine Pickup

Tornado vases are found in two sizes and several variants. The small size, at left in photo, has a base size of 2 5/8 inches and is nominally 6 inches tall. With these small sizes, the zipper column runs all the way to the top collar. The large size, second from left, has a base diameter of 3 inches and is about 6 1/2 inches tall. On the large examples, the zipper column runs only to the base of the tornado. The ribbed version, third from left, has fine diagonal ribs. The pedestaled variant, at right, is itself seen in a couple of versions. The one shown here is thought to be of European origin and has green tornados. To view Tornado rarities, click here.

Hartung Book Three: Tornado

Vases, small

Amethyst/purple, 225, 525, 825, 1,100 (all 2014),
   250, 275, 210, 550 (all 2015),
   185, 250, 275, 425, 450, 625, 750 (all 2016),
   250, 275 (both 2017)

Amethyst, light, 1,300 (2001)

Green, 550, 800 (both 2011), 500 (2012),
   275, 400, 700 (all 2013), 600 (2014),
   325, 425 (both 2016)

Horehound, 500 (2004)

Lavender, 1,300 (2001)

Marigold, 250, 325 (both 2014),
   180, 225, 250, 300 (all 2015)

White, 5,500 (2001), 5,200 (2008), 5,500 (2017)

Ribbed

Amethyst/purple, 575, 950, 1,250 (all 2012),
   500, 1,150 (both 2013), 1,100 (2014),
   1,000 (2016)

Amethyst, deep ruffled, 2,100 (2001)

Blue, 1,600 (2004), 950 (2006), 1,500 (2008),
   2,900 (2010), 4,500 (2016)

Ice blue, 8,000 (2004), 1,700 (2011),
   2,800, 5,300 (both 2012)

Lavender, 1,100 (2006)

Lavender, wide top, 2,100 (2001), 1,200 (2010)

Marigold, top flared out, 2,000 (1997)

Marigold, 775, 800, 1,250 (all 2010),
   850, 1,000 (both 2014),
   900, 1,600, 3,000 (all 2016)

Vases, large

Amethyst/purple, 725 (2005), 335 (2011),
   275 (2015), 425 (2016)

Green, 350 (2011), 310, 325, 400 (all 2013),
   500, 525 (both 2014), 375, 425, 475 (all 2015),
   275, 325, 500 (all 2016),275, 400 (both 2017)

Marigold, 335, 650 (both 2006), 475 (2012),
   130 (2017)

White, 6,750 (1998)

This large purple Tornado with the unusual
crimped top sold in 2009 for $500.

Variations

Amber, amber tornados, 825 (2012)

Marigold, pedestaled, 1,900 (1997), 1,600 (2007), 800 (2017)

Marigold, pedestaled, green tornados,
   2,100 (2010) 1,150, 1,750 (both 2012),
   3,750 (2016)

White, art glass, 1,000 (2008)

Updated 8/5/2017