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Imperial - Part 13
IMPERIAL – Part 13

Carnival glass versions of Ranger were produced by Imperial, the Crystal Glass Co. of Sydney, Australia, Christales de Mexico, of Mexico, the Josef Inwald Co. of Prague, Czechoslovakia, and at least one English firm. All of them produced the pattern in nearly identical shapes, and all of them primarily in marigold. Imperial is credited with production of the earliest examples, listed in old factory catalogs as their #711 pattern. Imperial is known to have exported carnival glass to Europe, Central America, and Australia; precisely the location of factories which produced this range of shapes in carnival glass during the mid-1920s through the early 1930s, well after the period in time when Imperial had exported carnival glass to these countries. It is possible that Imperial sold their molds, or copies were made, since five different companies in as many countries made their own carnival glass versions of the pattern.
Imperial’s #710, or FROSTED BLOCK  pattern in the iridized version came late in the era of carnival glass production. It appeared in wholesale catalogs in the 1920s. A wide range of shapes are found in the pattern; however, the color spectrum is somewhat limited. Many of the items are found having “MADE IN U.S.A.” molded into the body of the piece, just above the collar base, indicating they were produced for export. If you find such a mark, you must conclude that it found its way back to the States, or was never shipped, for some reason. Large quantities were earmarked for Central and South American countries.
The milk pitcher is not easily found in any color. The nut bowl shape is unusual. The pedestal-footed vase is quite scarce in smoke color, and the square, 7” flat plate is difficult to find. Nearly all the other shapes are fairly available. Marigold examples are not easily found. The white in this pattern is frosty and colorful! Clambroth is always a nice choice, but some collectors seem to shy away from it.
Frosted Block was reproduced in 1978 in pink carnival, with those pieces marked (LIG).

FROSTED BLOCK Milk Pitcher in ClambrothFROSTED BLOCK - 8.25 in. wide x 3 in. deep-Made in U.S.A.
Left - FROSTED BLOCK Milk Pitcher in Clambroth.
Right - FROSTED BLOCK - 8.25 in. wide x 3 in. deep - Made in U.S.A.
 FROSTED BLOCK 8 - 9 inch Bowl - also made 7-8 inch size Bowl.FROSTED BLOCK Rosebowl in Clambroth.
Left - FROSTED BLOCK 8 - 9 inch Bowl - also made 7-8 inch size Bowl.
Right - FROSTED BLOCK Rosebowl in Clambroth.
FROSTED BLOCK Pickle Dish-7 3-4ths handle to handle x 3 3-4ths in. w. x 1 5-8ths in. tallFROSTED BLOCK Square Plate-7 in. in marigold.
Left - FROSTED BLOCK Pickle Dish - 7 3/4 inches handle to handle.
Right - FROSTED BLOCK Square Plate - 7 inch in marigold.
FROSTED BLOCK Nut Bowl-Clambroth- 3.5 in. high x 5.5 in. diam. (Made in U.S.AFROSTED BLOCK Compote - Clambroth - 5 in. diam opening  x 4.5  in. tall.
Left - FROSTED BLOCK Nut Bowl - Clambroth - 3.5 in. high x 5.5 in. diam. (Made in U.S.A.)
Right - FROSTED BLOCK Compote - Clambroth - 5 in. diam opening  x 4.5  in. tall.

Colors and Shapes known:

Bowls, round 5” – 7” and 8” – 9” – marigold, clambroth, white
Bowl, square 7”-8” – marigold, clambroth, white
Plate, round 9 ½” – marigold, clambroth, white
Plate, square 7” – marigold, clambroth, white
Milk Pitcher -- marigold, clambroth
Nut Bowl -- clambroth
Creamer & Open sugar-pedestal base -- marigold, clambroth, white
Rose bowl, large - 3 ½” deep -- marigold, clambroth, white
Rose bowl, small, 2 ½” deep -- marigold, clambroth, white
Compote, stemmed – marigold, clambroth, white
Oval pickle dish, handled – marigold, clambroth, white
Vase, 6” pedestal base -- clambroth, smoke

Very few iridized white pieces in any shape ever present themselves! The milk pitcher is difficult to find.

Amberina 9 in. SCROLL EMBOSSED-FILE-Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.
Amberina 9 in. SCROLL EMBOSSED - FILE.
Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.
SCROLL EMBOSSED 10 in. Bowl in Smoke with FILE Exterior.
SCROLL EMBOSSED 10 in. Bowl in Smoke with FILE Exterior.
Mgld. FILE Bowl, 7 in. diam. x 2.75 in. high.FILE - 8 in. bowl in Amethyst
Left - FILE - 7 inch in Marigold.
Right - FILE - 8 inch bowl in Amethyst.

FILE: - with and without Scroll Embossed interior: - File was Imperial’s #256 pattern. The design enjoyed extensive production in non-iridized crystal, prior to the era of carnival glass. 22 various shapes can be seen in early factory catalogs. While most collectors are familiar with the File pattern, the number of shapes found in carnival glass is more limited. File can be an exterior design found on bowls having the Scroll Embossed interior pattern. Colors known: marigold, amberina, purple, helios, clambroth, and smoke.
A four-piece table set and a delightful water set are quite rare and are documented in only marigold.
Inviting little whimsey vases shaped from the spooner mold and the base mold for the covered sugar are known in marigold, as well.
A single 11” marigold chop plate is “the rarity” in File pattern.---------No reproductions are known to have been produced in this pattern.

Dean & Diane Fry- 8-10

Where do wars and fights come from among you?  
Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?
You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war.
Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss,
That you may spend it on your pleasures.
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?
Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain. “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
But He gives more grace. Therefore he says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up  (James 4:1-10)

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