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Imperial - Part 33
IMPERIAL – Part 33
SMOOTH PANELS 8.5 in. high & 5.5 in. base-Wisteria-Courtesy Burns Auctions.
SMOOTH PANELS 8.5 iches tall with a 5.5 inch base in Wisteria.
Courtesy Burns Auctions.

SMOOTH PANELS Vases:  These vases can be 5” to 12” in height. Marigold and clambroth may be considered “ordinary”, certainly purple, smoke, marigold on milk glass, teal, red, and smoke on milk glass attain “extra-ordinary” status!
On rare occasion, a small rose bowl in either marigold or clambroth will present itself.

Imperial HOFFMAN HOUSE Goblet-Red-Seeck Auctions
Imperial HOFFMAN HOUSE Goblet in Red.
Courtesy Seeck Auctions

HOFFMAN HOUSE Goblet:  When sold by Seeck Auctions in 1998, it brought $375. Factory catalogs from McKee, Federal, U.S. Glass, Imperial, along with others, created non-iridized examples of such goblets for use in restaurants, etc. Imperial produced a limited number of these iridized amber goblets having multicolor iridescence during the late teens or early twenties. In the years since, very few have been seen. Sale of one in 2013 brought $650!

OCTAGON Custard or Punch cup
OCTAGON Custard or Punch cup.

OCTAGON Punch (or) Custard Cup:  Only on rare occasion do these marigold cups present themselves. Carl O. Burns’ 1996 Imperial Book states that a “punch bowl and base” were suggested to him, but he was never able to verify their existence. Since there are known 10”-11” deep bowls known in Octagon pattern, the possibility exists that they were intended for use with the cups, since no base in the pattern can be verified.

Smoke MORNING GLORY (Curled Rib) vases. Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis.
Smoke MORNING GLORY (Curled Rib) vases.
Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis.
13 in. MORNING GLORY Vase-Blue-Seeck Auctions.MORNING GLORY Smoke 8 in. Standard Vase.
Left - 13 in. MORNING GLORY Vase-Blue-Seeck Auctions.
Right - MORNING GLORY Smoke 8 in. Standard Vase.
11 in. Amber MORNING GLORY Vase
Amber MORNING GLORY Vase - 11 inches.

MORNING GLORY Vases:  The flared opening reflects the lovely flower the vase is named for. Six styles and sizes remind us of the lovely flower the vase is named for. The 3 ½-4” size is usually found in marigold. Helios, purple and smoke are scarce colors. There is a rare cobalt blue example. Standard size vases can be 8”-12” in height. Marigold, purple and helios are commonly found. Smoke is scarce and cobalt blue is rare! A light blue having a marigold overlay is known. Teal, white and ice green have been reported, but not confirmed. 13”-17” mid-size have been reported, and 17”-19” funerals are known. The mid-size has been reported in marigold, purple, and helios. The large funeral size is known in marigold, purple, helios and smoke. All are rare.  The jack-in-the-pulpit vase, found in two sizes were shaped from the mould used for standard vases. Others were formed from the mid-size vase mould….plentiful in marigold, very rare in purple, smoke and emerald. These range is size from 6”-9”.

474 adFOUR-SEVENTY-FOUR 12.5 in. tall vase. (only known)-Green
Imperial Four Seventy Four (474) ad and Green Vase - Only one known.

FOUR-SEVENTY_FOUR Vase:  The pedestal-footed vase is found in 7”-8” marigold and red, a 10” in marigold, and 14” in marigold and purple. (A 12 ½” in green (likely helios) sold 7/14/12 for $21,500 at auction.)

Amber RIPPLE vase-11 in. high-Smokey-clambroth is 11.75 in. high. - Copy
Left - Amber RIPPLE vase - 11 inches tall.
Right - Smokey Clambroth Ripple Vase is 11.75 in.ches tall.
13 in. Green RIPPLE & 11.5 in. Olive Green
Green and Olive Green RIPPLE Vases.

RIPPLE Vase:  Probably the most widely known of all Imperial vases, the variety in size alone is impressive. Five different moulds were used in production. Using the base diameter to describe them, they are as follows: 2 ½”, 2 7/8”, 3 3/8”, 3 7/8”, 4 ¼”. Squat vases-5”-7” are found in marigold, purple, helios, clambroth and amber. Standard size vases-8”-12”: marigold, purple, helios, clambroth, amber, smoke, aqua, teal, red, blue, white, Vaseline and olive. Mid-size funerals: 13”-16”, marigold, purple, helios, amber, clambroth, teal, light blue and lavender. Large funerals: 17”-21”, marigold, purple, helios and teal.

Dean & Diane Fry, March 2014
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning those who have fallen asleep,
lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord,
that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the
Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.  
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together
 with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

In the Bible, sleep is a euphemism for physical death
(Ps.13:3; Matt. 9:24; 27:52; John 11:11-13; Acts 7:60). Daniel 12:2 says
“Those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life,
some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Jesus affirmed that “the hour is coming in which all who are in the
graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good,
to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil,
to the resurrection of condemnation” (John 5:28-29).
On that day when Jesus returns, believers “those who sleep in Jesus”
(I Thess. 4:14),  will be resurrected first (v.16).
Then the believers who are still alive will be “caught up”
or “raptured” to meet Christ in the air (v.17).

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