Four Seventy Four, Imperial   Updated 5/16/2014

Four Seventy Four is one of Imperial's most endearing patterns, combining a typical cut-style pattern with an almost realistic daisy. In addition to water sets and punch sets, it is also found in vases. The pattern was not made in bowls or plates. The name comes from the numerical designation in Imperial catalogs. Note that the water set and compotes have been reproduced. Above is the only known punch set in purple. It sold for $4,500 in 1997.
Water sets

Marigold, 7 piece, 100, 195 (both 2006),
   100 (2008), 85, 200 (both 2012),
   105 (2013)

Marigold, 6 piece, 215 (2004), 85 (2009),
   120 (2014)

Marigold, 5 piece, 325 (2012)

Water pitcher, 9 inches tall

Marigold, 85, 180 (both 2007),
   25, 30, 35, 95 (all 2010), 75 (2012)

Purple, 5,000 (2007), 3,800 (2008)

Water pitcher, midsize

Marigold, 55 (2009)

Purple, 3,300 (1998), 4,000 (2001)

Milk pitchers

Green, 110 (2011), 125, 150 (both 2012),
   75, 105 (both 2013), 140 (2014)

Helios, 125 (1997), 240 (1999)

Lavender, 230 (2006), 200 (2008)

Marigold, 50-90

Olive, weak irid, 250 (1995), 105 (2006)

Purple, 950 (2010), 675 (2011),
   160, 250 (both 2012), 270 (2013)

Purple, 649 (eBay 2012)

Tumblers

Aqua, 185 (2003), 85 (2008), 40 (2012),
   55, 125 (both 2013)

Blue, 125 (2001), 250 (2002)

Blue violet, 250 (2004), 230 (2006)

Helios known

Marigold, 15-25

Purple, 50 (2009), 95 (2011),
   33, 70 (both 2012), 60 (2013)

Sherbet, 4 inches tall

Marigold, 30 (2001), 25 (2002)

Vases

Punch sets, 8-10 pieces

Green, two known

Green, emerald, 5 piece, 9,000 (2009)

Green, emerald, 6 piece, 16,000 (2005)

Green, emerald, 7 piece, chip on bowl, 3,700 (2011)

Green, emerald, 12-14 piece, 7,500 (2009),
   6,500 (2012)

Marigold, 120 (2010), 110, 130 (both 2011),
   75 (2013), 80, 165 (both 2014)

Marigold, 10 piece, 130 (2012), 95 (2013)

Marigold, 13 piece, 100, 130 (both 2013)

Purple, 4,500 (1997), 4,250 (2005)

Punch bowl and base

Green, 6,155 (eBay 2008)

Green, emerald base, 350 (2011)

Marigold, 150 (2005), 25 (2012)

Punch base only

Marigold, 35-50

Purple, 255 (1997), 45 (2009), 325 (2012)

Punch cups

Aqua, 25 (1998)

Green, 30-50

Emerald green, 130, 210 (both 2002),
   135 (2004), 325 (2005), 105 (2013)

Marigold, 10-15

Olive, 20 (1998)

Purple, 20-30

Smoke, 20 (2001)

Water goblet

Marigold, 10 (2010), 8 (2011), 30 (2012), 23 (2013)

Cordial, 3 inches tall

Marigold, 215 (2010), 375 (2012), 375 (2014)

Claret

Marigold, 75 (1999)

Wine glasses, 4 inches tall

Marigold, 80 (2004), 60 (2006), 75 (2008), 50 (2012)

Four Seventy Four compotes are quite rare. Marigold, when found, sell for $40 to $70. A purple sold in 2011 for $145 and another purple in 2013 for $110. A green brought $70 in 2010. The green shown at the left is courtesy of Tim Cantrell. Imperial's reproductions of this piece have round bases.

To view a contemporary compote, vase, and tumbler, click here.