The Imperial Glass Company was founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, with production beginning in 1904. The handmade glasswares were sold worldwide and were usually made of pressed glass patterns. The factory located at 29th Street was labeled as one of the largest glass factories under one roof. The company's most famous product is their "Candlewick" series, which even has a street named for it in Bellaire. Also, they made many products using carnival and slag glass.
The company hit rough times in the early 1970s and was close to bankruptcy. Imperial was saved by Lenox and turned to general manufacture, but low demand eventually led to its closure in 1984.
This Imperial plate is a top item for collectors. The plate is available in marigold, amber, clambroth, green, purple, white and smokey blue. This particular plate is the White Carnival version. The design of floral sprays and fronds cover most of the space. This plate has a nice Greek Key border as well. This is appropriately impressed with the IG mark. Displays well from all angles. Great decorator piece.
Exceptional plate in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches. I cannot detect any defects on this piece. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process.
imensions are below.
Authentic Imperial Carnival Glass.
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H: 1", Foot Ring: 4 5/8" , Rim: 10 1/4" ID2076a
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