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Helios - Part 3
HELIOS - Part 3
ACANTHUS: This pattern appeared in the Spring 1911 wholesale catalogs. The 10” plates are only found in clambroth, marigold and smoke. 8”-9” bowls are found in clambroth, cobalt blue, emerald, marigold, purple, smoke and rare aqua. The helios examples are very difficult to find.
DIAMOND LACE: Water pitchers, tumblers, 8”-9” berry bowls, 5” berry bowls and a rose bowl are found in either marigold and purple, or, in the case of the pitcher, only in purple. OLD rose bowls are known only in marigold, but during the 1960s and 70s, Imperial reproduced the rose bowl in red and green, marked with IG. Vintage helios examples of the larger berry bowl are quite scarce.
DIAMOND RING: Shapes in this pattern are limited to 8”-9” and 5”-6” berry bowls, along with a rose bowl. Colors known are marigold, purple and smoke. Only the two sizes in berry bowls are found in helios. Only a few in that color are known. Rose bowls are shaped from the 8”-9” berry bowl mold.
FASHION: While punch sets, water sets, a breakfast set, 9” ruffled and ice cream shape bowls, rose bowl and a large compote are found in this pattern, only the breakfast set and the rose bowl are to be found in helios. While not as popular with collectors as purple and smoke, they should be considered more rare. The compote is only known in smoke. All other shapes are fairly available in marigold, with purple and smoke being somewhat more elusive.
HEAVY GRAPE: Excepting the 6” plate, which is found only in marigold, all other shapes in this pattern offer examples in helios. Other shapes: Bowls: 5”-6”, 7”-8”, 9”-10”, chop plate, 11”-12”, 7”-8” plates, handled nappy and punch sets.
SCROLL EMBOSSED: Bowls having File exterior are found only in marigold, purple and smoke. 9” bowls with plain exterior, and the 8”-9” bowls with Hobstar and Tassel exterior, 9” plates, compote with Curved Star exterior, compote with plain exterior are all found in helios, along with the usual marigold purple, smoke, clambroth, teal, amber, olive, and in some cases aqua. Sherbet, nut dish found in purple only. The miniature compote comes in marigold and purple.
The goblet shape is known only in helios, is very rare and this one was included in the late Eleanor Hamilton collection for many years. It was shaped from the small compote having the plain exterior.
Dean and Diane Fry - 9/08
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity.
I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip.
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my mind and my heart.
For Your loving kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth.
I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, nor will I go in with hypocrites.
I have hated the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your altar, O Lord,
that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works.
Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.
Do not gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
in whose hands is a sinister scheme, and whose right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me.
My foot stands in an even place; in the congregations I will bless the Lord.
~~~~~~~~ (Psalm 26)
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