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Memphis, Northwood

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Although it has many characteristics of other cut-style patterns, Memphis is distinguished by its panel of raised square hobs. It is found only in fruit sets, punch sets, and berry bowls (aside from one spooner in purple and a tumbler in green). Above left is a fruit set in which the base of the bowl (with a larger collar base) fits over the top of the stand. With the punch set, at right, the top fits into the top of the stand. Stands are identical for both.

[column-half-1]Fruit sets, 7-10 pieces
Amethyst, 350 (2011), 300 (2012), 325 (2013), 220, 225, 325, 500 (2014)
Green, 800 (2005), 800 (2006), 330 (2009)
Ice blue, 5,000 (2006), 2,000 (2009), 4,500 (2011)
Ice green, 11,000 (1997)
Marigold, 110, 175, 210, 220 (2013), 135, 145, 180 (2014)
White, 1,000 (2011), 1,800 (2013), 1,250 (2014)

Fruit bowl and base
Amethyst, 400 (2009), 225, 475 (2012), 150 (2013)
Blue, two known
Green, 450 (1999), 300 (2000), 2,000 (2005)
Ice blue, 3,750 (1994)
Ice green, cracks in bowl, 1,700 (1999)
Lime green, chipped, 1,000 (2009)
Marigold, 300 (2007), 175 (2009), 150 (2010), 150 (2013)
White, 2,250 (2005), 1,250 (2012)

Bases for either fruit or punch sets
Amethyst, 20, 25 (both 2009), 35 (2010), 23 (2011)
Blue, 255 (2002), 155 (2003), 125 (2007)
Green, 30 (2003), 40 (2004), 25 (2009), 35 (2013)
Ice green, 110 (2006), 55 (2007), 175 (2010)
Marigold, 15 (2013), 10 (2014), 15 (2015)
White, 35 (2007), 80 (2010), 30 (2011), 20 (2014)[/column-half-1]

[column-half-2]Punch sets, 7-10 pieces
Amethyst, 525, 875 (2011), 375, 450 (2014)
Amethyst, round top, 700 (2005)
Green, 1,300 (2010), 2,000 (2011), 875 (2014)
Ice blue, heat checks, 4,500 (2008)
Ice blue, 950 (2011)
Lime green, tiny flake, 7,000 (2009)
Marigold, 350, 375 (both 2013), 200, 280, 350 (2014)
White, 3,100 (2001), 2,500 (2009), 1,500, 1,900 (2011)

Punch bowl and base
Ice blue, bruised, internal crack, 2,600 (2008)
Ice green, 15,000 (1996)
Lime green, crack in bowl, 2,300 (1997)
Marigold, 450 (2002), 325 (2009), 225 (2012)
Purple, 400, 575 (2004), 300 (2008), 1,025 (2014)

Punch cups (for either punch or fruit sets)
Amethyst/purple, 10 (2014)
Green, 20-35
Ice blue, 55 (2013), 30 (2014), 50 (2015)
Ice green, 300 (1996), 55 (2001)
Lime green, 160 (2013)
Marigold, 5, 10 (both 2013)
White, 20-35[/column-half-2]

The berry bowls, found mostly in marigold, are actually more scarce than either the fruit or punch sets in that color. The lack of an interior pattern, however, prevents them from being more desirable.

[column-third-1]Berry sets
Marigold, 7-piece, 200 (1997), 160 (2010), 165 (2013)
Marigold, 6-piece, 75 (2014)
Marigold, 5-piece, 180 (2009), 50 (2012)[/column-third-1]

[column-third-2]Bowl, large berry
Blue, 550 (2008)
Lavender, light color, 90 (2006)
Marigold, 50 (2010), 45 (2011), 45 (2012), 55 (2013), 45 (2014)
Purple, 195 (2009), 90 (2014)[/column-third-2]

[column-third-3]Bowl, small berry
Marigold, 130 (1998)[/column-third-3]

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Above left are the only known shakers in the Memphis pattern. In green, they sold at the American Carnival Glass Association convention auction in 2013 for $1,025 for the pair. In the center is the only reported tumbler in the Memphis pattern in green, it sold at the 2004 www.cga convention auction for $600.
On the right is a spooner, one of the few pieces in the Memphis pattern that that are not part of a fruit, punch or berry set. It was photographed at the 2003 International Carnival Glass Association seminar given by Bob and Geneva Leonard.

Fake butter dish
These fake Memphis butter dishes have been appearing on eBay with some regularity lately. Usually listed as black
amethyst, but other colors are quite possible.

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