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Breakfast Sets - Part 1
BREAKFAST SETS - Part 1
QUADRUPED: This pattern was introduced by Indiana Glass in 1910 and is found in crystal, as well as ruby stain and iridized or “flashed”- on marigold. We might assume from the accompanying Butler Brothers Catalog ad that buyers had their choice. Shapes include a table set, berry set, jelly compote, vase, sundae dish, shakers, tumbler, short stemmed compote, pickle dish, hotel creamer and sugar, and a mid-size bowl.
As shown in the Indiana Glass catalog above, this is pattern #125 Old Reliable Colonial, better known to collectors today as Fluted Colonial or Quadruped. Kamm originally misidentified it as Ohio Flint's Chippendale pattern. The sugar bowl can be found in non-iridized amber, blue, green, and pink, indicating that the pattern must have been made until at least the beginning of the Depression era when these colors were popular.
These Butler Bros. ads from 1914 and 1915 indicate the bridging of time from crystal manufacture into the carnival glass era for the popular Indiana Glass design. The simple lines created optimum utility as Souvenir pieces, which remained popular well into the 1920s. Stenciled lettering such as appears on these pieces was an “after-market” application. Kits of necessary supplies for this work have been seen in years gone by.
PILLAR FLUTE: Many carnival references call this design Lustre and Clear. Pillar Flute is listed as such in old Imperial factory catalogs, which also give it the designation of Imperial's #682. In non-iridized crystal, more than 30 shapes were created in this design. About 15 shapes can be found in carnival glass.
Known colors are marigold and clambroth. A few are known in smoke, and there is a three-piece console set known in red. The water set is quite scarce, along with the salt and pepper shakers. Smoke examples, particularly the vase shape, are much harder to find. The vase has a pedestal foot which is scalloped, along with having a scalloped top edge. The breakfast sugar and creamer are footed. The compote, of course, is stemmed. All other pieces within this pattern are collar based. Many of the shapes are found signed with the Imperial Iron Cross mark.
A rose bowl, square 6 in. plate, oval pickle dish, handled, a celery tray and bowls: square-6”, round-6” and round-10” are known shapes. All of the shapes mentioned are seen in the three colors stated above, except for pitcher/tumbler, rose bowl, square plate, pickle dish and the square bowl. These shapes are known only in marigold and clambroth. In recent years, a 12” chop plate in marigold has surfaced.
Bargain House Catalog ad annoucing Pillar Flute Breakfast Sets in two new iridescent colors.
Peerless Colonial: Indiana Glass introduced this pattern in the early 1920's. It is Indiana Glass pattern number 165. Peerless Colonial is a six paneled "generic" type pattern which was used in tea rooms, hotels, hospitals, bars, restaurants, and soda fountain shops. Only the breakfast set was iridized and offered for a limited time in the 1920's. The breakfast sets are quite pretty with their satin iridescence and can be a challenge to find.
1927 Butler Bros. ad
1927 Butler Bros. Catalog Ad: This 1927 Butler Bros. ad stirs interest. The DAHLIA set on the lower right is of Jenkins Glass origin. Center bottom row is the QUADRUPED design from Indiana Glass. The two sets on the top left and center are the PEERLESS COLONIAL design in crystal and golden iridized, also from Indiana Glass.
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