Tornado, Northwood       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 down to the top collar base. 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, 170, 225, 250, 275 (all 2017),
   350 (2018), 325, 375, 500, 575 (all 2019),
   200, 210, 425, 550, 600 (all 2021)

Green, 275, 400, 700 (all 2013), 600 (2014),
   325, 425 (both 2016), 475, 500 (both 2021)

Horehound, 500 (2004)

Lavender, 1,300 (2001)

Marigold, 275, 340, 425, 525 (all 2020),
   350, 375, 425, 475 (all 2021)

White, 5,500 (2001), 5,200 (2008), 5,500 (2017),
   2,700 (2019)

Ribbed

Amethyst/purple, 1,100 (2014),1,000 (2016),
   1,600 (2017), 1,900 (2018)

Amethyst, deep ruffled, 2,100 (2001)

Blue, 4,500 (2016), 1,050 (2017), 2,400 (2020)

Ice blue, 2,800, 5,300 (both 2012), 4,000 (2019)

Lavender, 1,100 (2006)

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

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

Marigold, 2,100 (2018), 1,300 (2019),
   1,100, 1,350 (both 2020)

White, 5,250 (2019)

Vases, large

Amethyst/purple, 425 (2016), 285 (2018),
   200, 250, 350, 700 (all 2019)

Green, 325, 700 (2019), 435, 475, 550 (all 2020),
   275, 1,000 (both 2021)

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)

Green, green tornados, 120 (2020)

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

Marigold, pedestaled, green tornados,
   3,750 (2016), 725 (2017), 1,150 (2019)

Purple whimsey, crimped, base chip, 625 (2019)

White, art glass, 1,000 (2008)

Updated 12/3/2021