Diamond Lace, Imperial   Updated 5/11/2014

Usually exhibiting spectacular color and iridescence, the purple pitcher or water set is seen quite often at a fair price and can form the basis of an excellent collection. One of the few patterns in which purple is common and marigold rare. No marigold pitchers are known and only a few marigold tumblers exist. The tumbler above is courtesy of Betty Cloud.
Water sets, 7 piece

Purple, 210, 285 (both 2012),
   175, 225, 250, 450 (all 2013),
   175, 220, 300 (all 2014)

Water pitchers

Lavender, 160 (2008), 200 (2011), 115 (2013)

Purple, 125, 175, 190, 200, 275 (all 2012),
   120, 155, 190, 200 (all 2013)

Water pitchers with one tumbler

Purple, 180, 190 (both 2011),
   160, 170 (both 2014)

Tumblers

Lavender, 120, 185 (both 2005), 100 (2006),
   28, 95 (both 2010), 25 (2011), 45 (2012)

Marigold, 1,250 (2013)

Marigold, cracked, 175 (2003)

Marigold, 2 bursts on base, 275 (2012)

Purple, 20-35

Rosebowl whimsey from tumbler

Because the pattern is only on the exterior of the bowls, they seldom bring much of a price--even though they are relatively scarce. Large green bowls are quite hard to find and bring a better price. There are reissued Diamond Lace bowls and rosebowls in amethyst, blue, and red with IG or Smith markings or they may be unmarked.

Bowls, 9 inches, round or ruffled

Clambroth, 20-35

Green, 20 (2011)

Marigold, 10-15

Olive, 40 (2002)

Purple, 35-60

Bowls, small berry or sauce

Green, 10-15

Marigold, 10-15

Purple, 15-25

Berry sets

Marigold, 7-piece, 110 (2000)

Purple, 3-piece, 65 (2013)



Here is a spectacular whimsey vase in white made from a bowl with a 4-inch base. It measures 13 inches at the tallest, and 7 inches at the front. I've never seen nor heard of another like it, nor even a piece of Diamond Lace in white. Good reason, too, as this vase was made by Smith, so is contemporary. Many thanks to King Hoppel who sent me the photos in 2013.

Here is a photo of the base showing the Smith "S" logo.