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Imperial - Part 8
IMPERIAL GLASS - Part 8
WHEELS Berry Set shown in. Imperial Catalog 104A.
WHEELS: A pattern carried over from clear pressed glass production prior to carnival glass, these marigold examples are so very scarce that many collectors have never handled one of these bowls. A virtual unknown and having no interior pattern, desire is not tempted, unfortunately. Earlier researchers/writers make mention of the 9” size, but no reference is made to this smaller size part of the berry set. The lovely example you see here, sold over eBay in late April 2007 for a mere $9.99!!!!!!! No other colors are known in this pattern.
TULIP & CANE 5 in. Comport in Rare Marigold!
TULIP and CANE: This dome-footed bowl is considered by some to be a compote.
This 5” size was given Imperial #9C, shown page 153 in the General Catalog dated Jan. 1909. Several shapes were produced in crystal, but this is one of only a few which were included in their iridized glassware.
Available in marigold and (smoke), which can be viewed by clicking on ~~ ~~ in our homepage alphabet index. Since the design is exterior, little notice is given these bowls, although they are not so easily found and really deserve more credit among the rarities.
HEXAGON & CANE Covered Sugar.
Shown page 69A-Imperial Catalog 104A.
HEXAGON and CANE Covered Sugar.
HEXAGON and CANE: Carl Burns pictured the catalog ad of a 9” bowl in his 1996 book on Imperial Glass, stating that a carnival bowl in the pattern could not be confirmed. Imperial gave the design #502 in their Nucut line, referring to it as a salad bowl.
Moulds carried over for use in carnival manufacture offer a beautifully designed marie, which was a feature of former pressed crystal glass.
Several shapes in this pattern were produced in the non-iridized crystal line. The only shapes found thus far in carnival is the covered sugar and the 8” bowl, seen in marigold. Presently, three examples of the sugar are known; one missing the cover.
502 HEXAGON & CANE seen in Imperial Catalog 104A-page 16A.
490 1/2 - 8 in. berry shown page 108A in Imperial Catalog 104A.
HEXAGON & CANE Interior -
8 inch berry, round-Imperial 490 1/2 - Catalog #104A.
HEXAGON & CANE 490 1/2, 8 in. berry, round-
Imperial Catalog 104A - Page 108A.
HEXAGON and CANE - IMPERIAL # 490 ½ : At present, this 8” bowl of much thinner glass, referred to as a berry bowl, is the only one seen in carnival glass, which we can accurately call Hexagon and Cane. Mickey Reichel auctioned it from a collection sold in Nov. '07, referring to it in the brochure as a possible Hexagon and Cane. In comparing the catalog ads, we can see that it offers a slightly different design from the #502, which is a 9” bowl of much thicker glass-marked NUCUT. This is simply an accommodation of the pattern adjusted to fit the difference in bowl size/thickness.
Believing this is the first such example to present itself in marigold, we would appreciate hearing from any of our viewers should they know of another.
STAR & FILE Handled Celery in Rare Clambroth - 5.5 in. tall.
STAR and FILE Handled Celery: We already have posted two segments of 24 various shapes in this pattern, but could not pass up the opportunity to display this very rare Clambroth celery! They are scarce in marigold, but should be considered rare in clambroth. Of the 20 or so shapes produced in carnival glass, this is only the third shape to be found in other than marigold! A one-of-a-kind?
HOBSTAR and ARCHES: The 8 ½”-9 ½” bowl is known in marigold, purple, helios and smoke. The 11”-12” fruit bowl has a matching base. Marigold, purple (very rare), and helios are the known colors. This same base was used by Imperial, as a base for the Long Hobstar fruit bowl, as well as the Royalty punch bowl.
Fact: In all our years of attending carnival glass auctions, we have never had the pleasure of seeing the complete set together. In fact, we believe that there could well be more bases than bowls in this pattern, and that is saying a great deal!......Another rare-so-what! LOL!
Dean & Diane Fry - 01/10
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