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Imperial Smoke

This color is found only on Imperial iridized glass and is best described as a light to medium charcoal gray. The 1996 Imperial Glass Book by Carl O. Burns continues the description as a color found in a fairly wide variety of patterns and shapes. Bowls, plates, vases, novelty items and those having geometric designs are the most frequently found items in this curious color. Water sets and punch sets are more difficult to locate in smoke. Shapes within certain patterns found in smoke are as follows: (Of course there are many other patterns found in smoke. We cannot display all of them in this segment.) We can name those for you.
Acanthus, Arcs, Balloons, Beaded Acanthus, Beaded Bullseye, Chesterfield, Chrysanthemum, Columbia, Corn Bottle, Crabclaw , Daisy basket, Diamond Block, Diamond Ring, Double Scroll, Etched Lustre, Fashion, File, Floral and Optic, Imperial’s Flute #700. Freefold, Frosted Block, Gothic Arches, Hattie, Heavy Diamond, Heavy Grape, Hobstar and Arches, Homestead, Imperial’s Basket, Imperial’s Grape, Little Barrel, Loganberry, Long Hobstar, Morning Glory, Number 5, Optic and Buttons, Optic Flute, Pansy, Parlor Panels, Plain Jane, Poinsettia, Premium candlesticks, Ranger vase, Ripple, Robin, Royalty, Scroll Embossed, Shell, Shell and Sand, Smooth Panels, Spiral candlesticks, Star Medallion, Star of David, Star Spray, Three in One, Tulip and Cane, Twins, Two-Handled, Imperial’s Vintage, Windmill, Zipper Loop.
A substantial collection could be accumulated by searching for only one example of this Imperial exclusive color!

OPEN ROSE - 5 in. - Smok
OPEN ROSE - 5 inch - Smoke.
LUSTRE ROSE Fruit Bowl - Smoke.

OPEN ROSE & LUSTRE ROSE:  Berry bowls: small, collar base 7 ½”, 9”, footed, 8”-9”, Fernery, footed, Centerpiece bowl, footed, Standard size tumbler,  Rose bowl, Large footed fruit bowl, 11”-12” .

ROCOCO dome-footed bowl
ROCOCO dome-footed bowl.

ROCOCO:  5”-6” bowl and vase, 5”-6”.

10 in. PILLAR FLUTE round bowl
10 inch PILLAR FLUTE round bowl.

PILLAR FLUTE:  6” Round bowl, 10” Round bowl, Compote, Console set (3 pc.), 8” oval Celery tray, 8” Footed vase.
SODA GOLD Console Bowl (rolled rim)
SODA GOLD Console Bowl (rolled rim).

SODA GOLD:  3 ½” Candlesticks, Console bowl, rolled rim, Water pitcher/tumbler, Salt/Pepper shakers.

OVAL & ROUND 5 in. & 9 in. Berry set bowls in Smoke
OVAL & ROUND 5 in. and 9 in. Berry set bowls in Smoke.

OVAL and ROUND:  5” &  9” Berry bowls. (These portray the variation which can be found in some of the smoke colored examples in any of the patterns. It would present a distinct challenge to locate every smoke pattern in equal   (“smoke effect”).

POPPY SHOW Vase - Smoke.

POPPY SHOW VASE: Listed in factory catalogs as Imperial’s #488. These vases stand 12” tall and make an impressive appearance.

PROPELLER Compote-Smoke-Courtesy Seeck Auctions
PROPELLER Compote-Smoke - Courtesy Seeck Auctions.

PROPELLER:  Only the small compote is found in smoke.


SCROLL and FLOWER PANELS:  10” Vase.  

SWIRL RIB Mayo with Underplate-Smoke
SWIRL RIB Mayo with Underplate - Smoke.

SWIRL RIB:  Basically, this is the Stemmed Sherbet and the 6 “ Plate.

#313 SWIRL RIB Cheese Stand.Smoke
#313 SWIRL RIB Cheese Stand - Smoke.

SWIRL RIB:  Cheese Dish

WIDE PANEL Rosebowl-
WIDE PANEL Rosebowl.

WIDE PANEL:  This is the 12” Centerpiece bowl, cupped into a rosebowl shape.

Dean & Diane Fry, Jan. 2015

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night………
both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved,
what manner of person ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
Looking for and hastening the coming of day of God,
because of which the heavens will be dissolved,
being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to His promise,
look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things,
be diligent to be found by Him in peace,
Without spot and blameless;
and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation------
As also our beloved brother Paul,
according to the wisdom given to him,
 has written to you, as also in all his epistles,
speaking in them of these things,
in which are some things hard to understand.
which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction,
as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand,
beware lest you also fall from you own steadfastness,
Being led away with the error of the wicked;
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
(2 Peter 3:10-18)

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