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Imperial Vases - Part 6
IMPERIAL VASES – Part 6
Left: - RIB & PANEL 8.25 in. vase. 4.25 in. mouth opening.
Right: - RIB & PANEL Vase-7 in. tall.Named by Sherman Hand in 1972.
Left: - RIB & PANEL Spittoon 4 in. tall x 6.5 in. wide @ bottom x 5 in. wide @ ruffled top.
Right: - Pontil mark on bottom of RIB & PANEL Spittoon indicates a blown piece.
Left: - RIB and PANEL - 6.5 in. diam. x 5.5 in. tall.
Right: - RIB & PANEL - 8.75 in. tall - ground pontil base.
Left: - RIB & PANEL - 8.5 in. tall.
Right: - RIB & PANEL Vase - 8 in. tall.
RIB and PANEL Vase: The manufacturer is not known; therefore we cannot determine precisely the period of time when it was produced. A “guesstimate” might be the early ‘thirties, since the various shapes always seem to be in marigold. In many cases, marigold led the way into Depression Glass.
Our photos indicate 21 ribs emanating from the pontil mark. We know that this is a blown vase, allowing for the various shapes. An average height of these vases is 8 ½”.
A leading writer of carnival glass characteristics in the late ‘90s stated this vase is a “variation” of the COLONIAL LADY vase, but that is clearly not the case.
4 Ruffle top. Note scallops at top of each panel.
16 ribs-16 point star on base of COLONIAL LADY.
COLONIAL LADY in Marigold.- 5 in. tall.
COLONIAL LADY Vase: is of confirmed Imperial production. While they are always corset-shaped as our photos relate, their average height is 5 ½”- 6” and confirmed to be blown vases. The method is that of “blown into a 16 rib mould which has a star in the base”. This is definitely an entirely different vase from that of Rib and Panel.
Shaping of the top opening can vary, as relayed in the differences seen between the marigold and purple vases. (Please take note of the rounded scallop at the top of each panel in this vase. That is not evident in the Rib and Panel vase).
THUMBPRINT & OVAL (left) - COLONIAL LADY Vase seen in Imperial Catalog 104A.
THUMBPRINT & OVALS Vase.
THUMBPRINT and OVAL Vase: Very scarce items in either marigold or purple, these sought after items stand about 5”– 6” tall. There may be a few more marigold than purple vases. Either color offers the stunning iridescence found on most of the Imperial carnival glass! You can view a purple vase by going to our NO QUESTION-Purple it is! segment.
THREE-ROW Vase as seen in Imperial Catalog 104A
Left: - THREE ROW- 7.5 in. tall - Marigold.
Right: - THREE ROW in Smoke brought more than $3000 in a Nov. 2005 sale.
THREE ROW Vase: stands 8” tall and is found in marigold, purple and smoke. Purple examples are quite rare and marigold even more - so! Some estimates arrive at fewer than two dozen vases in combined colors. One verified example in smoke is cracked. There may not be more than a couple of others in smoke? We must conclude that this is one of the most rare vases in the field of carnival glass!
If you hear or read a story about Two Row vases: Consider this. If the glass was too hot to hold the intended shape as it emerged from the mold, an experienced glass shaper would quickly put that apple wood paddle into motion and give that vase an additional top flare, rather eliminating that upper third layer of ovals—resulting in a “Two Row”! You can believe that!
If you will carefully study the two Three Row vases displayed here; then compare what you see to the catalog ad, no further explanation should be required. (smile)
Dean & Diane Fry, 6/10
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