Melon Rib

Not a particularly desirable pattern. The ribs may run either vertically or horizontally as shown in these two examples of salt and pepper shakers. Both sold in 2013, the example on the left for $15, on the right for $20. The style is found in other shapes, often vases. A melon rib fan vase in marigold carnival sold in 2011 for $225.

A set of marigold shakers like those on the right sold for $30 in 2016.

A set of marigold shakers like those on the left sold for $30 in 2021.

These little marigold spittoons are by Heisey and so marked. Examples sold in 2007 for $80, 2008 for $195, and 2015 for $70. Also in 2015, a lavender example brought $205.

In 2020, a spittoon listed at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" in light marigold, sold for $225.

This unusual 12 1/2-inch vase in celeste blue was listed as #891 Melon Rib stretch when it sold in 2018 for $375.

Also in 2018, a fan vase listed 5 1/4 inches tall and in ice blue brought $30.

This stretch vase is 15 inches tall and is in celeste blue. It sold in 2019 for $950.
Here are a slightly different take on Melon Rib. The two vases at the left sold in 2010. The squatty (6-inch) vase in smoke brought $115 and the taller one (9 1/2 inches tall) in marigold sold for $50. The marigold pitcher with the attached handle shown at right sold in 2010 for $10. Photos courtesy of Seeck Auctions.

The above illustration is from Carnival Glass of Australia. produced by the Australian Carnival Enthusiasts Association, inc.

Also see Aramis

Updated 10/21/2021