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Imperial - Part 7
IMPERIAL - Part 7
BLAZE: While there is no interior pattern offered with this geometric design, the overall beauty of the hobstars and fan cuts creates an interesting piece. The hexagonal design within the marie creates additional interest. Often mistaken for Crabclaw, the colors offered are much the same: Clambroth, purple, marigold, smoke, and helios.
DIAMOND LACE: Bowls 8” and 9” in marigold, purple and helios are known to be in the “vintage” category. Small 5” bowls in marigold, purple and helios seem to be somewhat scarce, with the purple ones hardest to locate. The larger helios bowls do not appear very often, but will usually sell for a bit more than the other colors. Patterns such as this with only exterior design do not stir as much interest among most collectors as do those with overall design.
HOBSTAR & TASSELS - Glowing Marigold! - 7.25 in. diam.
Courtesy Joe & Danette Fuhrer
HOBSTAR and TASSELS: Many collectors are not familiar with this pattern found on the exterior of some Scroll Embossed bowls. The pattern is a carry-over from pressed glass days of production. (We have a clear glass example with no interior design.) Both of the above mentioned bowls may be seen by clicking on ~ ~ in our pattern index. A 1909 Imperial factory catalog prominently displays the pattern.
9” ruffled, smooth edge bowls in purple, helios, and teal are mentioned in earlier writings, although we cannot say that we have seen any that size in our years of collecting and attending many auctions.
The 7”-7 ¼”, round or ruffled examples having sawtooth edge are occasionally seen in purple and helios. We believe that the marigold example shown here is a “first” and we thank Joe and Danette Fuhrer for their contribution.
LONG HOBSTAR: Marigold examples of this geometric design were produced over an extended period of time. Apparently a popular seller, marigold is abundant today. Helios examples are quite rare in the two-piece fruit bowl/base. Carl O. Burns reports only one known purple fruit bowl. Smoke has been reported in the fruit bowl, but no matching base is known. The fruit size bowls are in the 11”-12” range in top diameter.
The round, deep fruit bowls are seen less often than the deeply ruffled variety.
8”-9” ruffled bowls, primarily in marigold are known, with examples in helios and purple found occasionally.
As noted in the Butler Brothers Wholesale Catalogs, silver-plate manufacturers combined with various glass manufacturers, providing metal holders to create “bride's baskets”. This promoted successful sales of both commodities. Marigold, helios and purple bowls have been found in such holders. No other shapes within this pattern are known.
Dean & Diane Fry - 03/08
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