|Drapery and Drapery Variants - Northwood|
|Drapery rosebowls and candy dishes are found in a wide range of colors, suggesting that they were made for a number of years. The rosebowl and candy dish (usually tricorner), were made from different molds--note the collar base on the rosebowl and the ribs that extend beyond the base forming small toes on the candy dish. The mold used for the candy dish was also used to make the Drapery vase (see below). A few of the rosebowls have a smooth, rather than knobby, top edge. The white rosebowl above has a smotth top and the aqua opal rosebowl has a knobby top.
Unlike most Northwood patterns, aqua opal is the most common color in rosebowls, while marigold is quite scarce. In candy dishes, ice blue is the most common color and marigold again scarce.
The small toes on the candy dishes and vases are very succeptible to damage.
|Drapery vases are available in a range of colors and are made from the same mould as the candy dish above. Colors shown above, from left to right, are blue, ice green, green, aqua opal, white, ice blue, marigold, aqua, sapphire and lime green. Amethsyt and light blue opal are also known.
In the photo to the right are a Drapery variant vase (without the small toes) and a Drapery footed variant (sometimes called the variant variant). Unlike the regular vase with three vertical ribs and toes, the footed variant has four ribs and toes. Both the variant and footed variant are seen much less often than the regular vase.
|The unusual Drapery bowl above is the only one known made from the rosebowl mold. Although not apparent, it is in the lime green base glass color. It is also notable because it has a pie crust edge and is the only known piece of Drapery with an interior pattern (Stippled Rays). Many thanks to the owner Don Ruppel who sent the photos.|
|Few iridized tumblers are known in Drapery. The tumbler to the far left is iridized by Terry Crider in the 1970s. This tumbler's bottom has a pontil mark, is signed by Terry Crider and is iridized.
The other tumbler is one of a few known pieces in an iridized white. The others being a bowl and a spooner.