XR Cobalt Blue Ribbed Grape Lighting Rod Ball

Look at this incredible cobalt blue example of a National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Ball! Incoming this AM from Ron and Ann Krupa. Thanks!


I noticed in your lightning ball grape grouping (there was) no reference to the cobalt (example). Thought I would tantalize your senses. 18 grapes on the center row, 5 1/2″ long by 4 1/2″ wide with old copper cap remnant.

Ron and Ann (Krupa)

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PS: I really want this color. How many out there Ron? Never seen one before so there can’t be many.

* Read Jeff Burkhardt comment at bottom.

Group of National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Balls – Meyer Collection

Cobalt blue National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Ball

Cobalt blue National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Ball

Cobalt blue National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Ball

Three National Ribbed Grapes – Sullivan Collection Auction

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to XR Cobalt Blue Ribbed Grape Lighting Rod Ball

  1. Froggy says:

    I hate to be a “wet blanket”, but the original ribbed grape LRB was not made in COBALT. This may be one of the later FENTON creations. Still, a very attractive ball in this color!

  2. Falconer says:

    Froggy says…”I hate to be a “wet blanket” You might note that the Fenton ball is only 4 1/2″ long. Ron Krupa

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