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 (or unspecified)

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

Amethyst/purple, 20, 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 (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, 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)

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

Sapphire blue, 150, 625 (both 2019),
   130, 525 (both 2020), 250, 475 (both 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)

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, base nick, 575 (2011)

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 (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 (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)

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

Updated 7/16/2021

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.