|Diamond and Rib - Fenton|
|Diamond and Rib is a somewhat odd name for this pattern. The Rib part of the name is obvious, Diamond refers to the smooth, sort of diamond shaped areas separating the ovals of fine ribs. These ovals were, before the vases were swung, circles of fine ribs, as can be seen in the jardinieres below. In some examples the ovals are so elongated that the pattern is difficult to identify.
Diamond and Rib vases can be found in two sizes, standard and funeral. There are actually two different moulds for the standard size, with base diameters ranging from 3 to 3 1/2 inches. One mold has three rings of ribbed ovals and the other has four rings. Heights for all standard size Diamond and Ribs range from about 6 to about 13 inches. In the center photo is a squatty Diamond and Rib vase to clearly show the pattern prior to it being swung.
The photo to the right shows a white Diamond and Rib vase wioth four rows of ribbed ovals. The four are difficult to see as the vase is quite swung. These four rows vases are typically found in white.
The funeral has a base diameter of 5 1/4 inches and a height range of 17 to more than 21 inches.
Diamond and Rib vases have been reproduced.
|These are the Diamond an Rib jardinieres. The four of these shown have 5 1/4-inch bases--the same as the funeral vases. In fact, the funeral vases were swung from a piece much like these as this is how they came out of the mold.
Diamond and Rib vases can be found in amethyst, blue, green, marigold, teal and white.