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Comments by Alan and Lorraine Pickup


Imperial's Fashion looks much like other geometric patterns. This one features a largish hobstar above a fanned out leaf design along with small triangles filled with a file pattern. The shape of the water pitcher is fairly distinctive. Most Fashion pieces can be found in marigold, purple and smoke, with purple the most desirable. Smoke, by the way, is found in several variantions, which accounts for the differing colors on the above pieces. Toothpick holders, frequently seen in red, are contemporary.

Hartung Book 1: Fashion

Water sets, 7 pieces

Marigold, 80 (2016), 40, 50, 75 (all 2019), 45 (2020)

Marigold, 6 pieces, 60 (2021)

Purple, 325 (2009)

Smoke, 700 (2015), 250, 750 (2017), 575 (2020)

Smoke, 5 pieces, 140 (2021)

Water pitchers

Marigold, 20 (2018), 20 (2020), 25 (2021)

Marigold, with 1 tumbler, 40 (2020)

Purple, 350, 825 (both 2018), 100, 170 (both 2019),
   375 (2020), 150 (2021)

Purple, with 1 tumbler, 625 (2017)

Smoke, 185 (2014), 160 (2015), 60 (2019)

Smoke, with 1 tumbler, 150 (2016), 150 (2017),
   325 (2020)

Tumblers

Marigold, 20 (2011), 10 (2012),
   5, 20 (both 2018), 5, 10 (both 2019),
   5 (2021)

Purple, 110 (2015), 400 (2017),
   70, 80 (both 2019)

Purple, electric, 400 (2008), 825 (2010)

Smoke, 20, 35, 45, 60, 90 (all 2019),
   20, 35 (both 2020)

The punch bowl shown here is more likely a fruit bowl (it seems rather impractical to have a deeply ruffled bowl for punch). Actually, Imperial's 1909 catalog identifies the ruffled bowl with "foot" (as the base was called), as "orange bowl with foot." The "punch bowl with foot" shows a round bowl. A few bowls are round or flared, as are a few bases.

Punch sets, 8 pieces

Marigold, 30, 35 (both 2018), 35 (2020), 55, 100 (both 2021)

Marigold, round, 190 (2004), 195 (2007), 60 (2011), 95 (2013)

Marigold, 5 piece, 35 (2020)

Marigold, 9 piece, 65 (2015), 55 (2016), 55, 85 (both 2021)

Marigold, 14 piece, 155 (2003), 95 (2005), 70 (2016)

Marigold, 10 piece, 50, 70 (both 2014), 25 (2017), 35 (2020)

Smoke, 6-8 pieces, 2,600, 2,700, 3,100 (all 2011), 850 (2013), 650 (2018)

Punch bowls and bases

Amber top, vaseline base, 285 (2012), 65 (2021)

Marigold, 45 (2016), 65 (2020), 55 (2021)

Smoke, 4,500 (2005), 700 (2016)

Punch bowl top only

Blue, only known, 210 (2017)

Purple, with marigold base, 95 (2019)

Punch base only

Amber, 40 (2015)

Marigold, 10 (2016), 15 (2019)

Punch cups

Aqua, 35 (2003)

Blue, 30, 40 (both 2001), 65 (2007), 325 (2017)

Blue, powder, 55, 155 (both 1998), 55 (2009)

Lavender, 40 (1996)

Marigold, 3 (2010), 105 (2016), 20 (2019)

Red, 105, 240, 280 (all 2018), 190 (2019), 140 (2020)

Smoke, 60 (1996)

The rosebowls were made from the bowl mold. Shown are the three colors--marigold, purple, and green--in which they are found. Odd that no table sets appear in the pattern, but breakfast sets--a small creamer and open sugar--do appear.
Rosebowls

Green, 180 (2018), 35 (2019), 70 (2021)

Green, giant, 95 (2012), 125 (2013)

Marigold, 20, 25 (both 2019), 10, 20 (both 2020),
   30 (2021)

Marigold, giant, 65, 70 (both 2018)

Purple, 225, 500 (both 2017), 250 (2019), 270 (2021)

Smoke, pinhead damage, 80 (2016)

Breakfast sets

Green, 250 (1997), 100 (2012)

Helios, 15 (2016)

Marigold, 20-35

Purple, 425 (1997), 265 (2009), 155 (2012)

Smoke, 85 (2017), 130 (2018), 15, 35 (both 2020)

Breakfast creamers

Green, 15 (2019)

Marigold, 40 (2010), 10 (2013), 15 (2019)

Purple, 325 (2015), 40 (2017), 45 (2019)

Smoke, 20 (2016), 25 (2018), 25 (2021)

Breakfast sugars

Green, 20, 40 (both 2006), 105 (2011)

Helios green, 200 (1997)

Marigold, 15, 35 (both 2012), 6, 10 (both 2013)

Purple, nick in pattern, 35 (2009)

Smoke, 45 (2011), 10, 35 (both 2012), 3 (2017)

Bowls (about 9 inches) are rather hard to find in Fashion, but still do not bring much of a price--probably because the pattern is on the exterior only. Compotes (about 7 inches tall) are rare. This smoke example brought $250 at a 1998 auction.
Bowls, 8-9 inches

Clambroth, 30 (2009), 15 (2011),
   70 (2015)

Clambroth, exceptional, 450 (2002)

Marigold, ice cream shape, 35 (2002),
   20 (2005), 13 (2012)

Marigold, ruffled, 20 (2004), 10 (2021)

Smoke, 75 (2001), 65 (2013), 10 (2014)



When the above 10 1/2 inch marigold chop plate sold in 2021 for $900, the auctioneer, Jim Seeck said it was the only one he had heard of.



This unusual hat whimsied from a smoke tumbler sold at a 2007 auction for $650.

Updated 9/19/2021

Compotes

Marigold, round, 80, 430 (both 2020)

Smoke, round, 550 (2017),
   2,700 (2018), 570 (2020)

Smoke, ruffled, 950 (2016),
   590 (2018), 650 (2020)



Above is one of two reported Fashion compotes in marigold. It is owned by Lance Hilkene. The other, unruffled, is owned by Phil Hessenius.