Grape and Cable Rarities, Northwood

On the left are two extraordinary rarities based on the Grape and Cable hatpin holder. The first is a truly whimsicial shape made by stretching up the top, then necking it in, spittoon style. Rather than bending the top flames in, they've been flared out. The vase was made from the bottom of the standard hatpin holder but with a different ring cap. There are a couple of these around, including one or two in amethyst/purple--one of these (with a chipped foot) sold in 2008 for $5,500. Beware of "vases" that are simply hatpin holders with the top cut off.

A purple vase whimsey sold in 2017 for $4,650.

On the right is a vase made from the cologne bottle. The neck has been flared and ruffled. I know of no others. It's in the collection of Don and Becky Hamlet.

This rare Grape and Cable vase whimsey in purple sold at the Christina Katsikas auction in 2020. It brought $9,000
This one-of-a-kind 4 3/4-inch vase whimsey was made from a marigold berry sauce. The aucrioneer, Jim Seeck, said he had never seen another like it. It sold for $5,250 in 2021.

Updated 3/15/2021