The Imperial Glass Company was founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, with production beginning in 1904. The handmade glass wares 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 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.
Vaseline or Uranium glass is a transparent yellow to yellow-green glass owing its color intensity to the uranium content. Vaseline glass became popular in the mid-19th century with its greatest popularity being from the late 1880's to the 1920's. The term Vaseline glass is based on a perceived resemblance of petroleum jelly as formulated and commercially sold at this time in history.
This beautiful "Packard" pattern console/fruit bowl, aka Double Scroll pattern, is circa 1925-1930. Simple, yet elegant in design, it has two scroll pieces, one at each end, as well as the curt portion on the base. The oval console/fruit bowl is quite heavy and measures 5" in height, 10 1/2" in length and 8 1/2" in width. and 6" across the handles. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; a tiny nick on base. Great Vaseline piece for any colored glass collection.