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Northwood’s Three Fruits Medallion Back Patterns


Hooked on Carnival Research Team


As collectors most of the time it doesn’t matter what the back of a pattern is because most carnival was named for what was on the front of the piece. But if you collect some patterns like Northwood’s Three Fruits Medallion there are 3 different back patterns.

The first back pattern we want to discuss is called Meander (Meander Back) and it is always spatula footed. The Meander back pattern is most common back pattern seen Three Fruits Medallion bowls.

Meander Back with Spatula Feet


The other back patterns both have the dome foot one has just the vintage back and the other has the basket weave and vintage. (BW and Vintage Back). The vintage back is not easy to find.

The interesting thing about basket weave and vintage back is that the basket weave must have been added later. We have never seen a the basket weave back without the vintage. I guess that would be something to look for.

Vintage with Dome Foot


BW and Vintage with Dome Foot

So now you have it: Northwood’s Three Fruits Medallion has 3 different back patterns – one with Spatula feet and a Meander Back, Dome Foot with the Vintage Back and with a Dome foot with the BW and Vintage Back.

It is interesting that there aren’t any plates in Three Fruits Medallion. Well, that will have to be another day’s topic.