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The Imperial Glass Corporation

The Imperial Glass Corporation

Although Imperial was established in 1901 in Bellaire, Ohio the company produced its first glass in 1904. At this time production of glass was limited to pressed glass items made for five and dime stores. As the Imperial Glass Company wares gained popularity many items were added to the line, including lamp shades, stretch glass, and pattern glass marked with the "Nucut" stamp. In 1929, Imperial was in bankruptcy, but due to a contract with Quaker Oats for a pattern similar to Cape Cod (to be given as a premium), Imperial was able to stay in business, and the company was reorganized under the name of The Imperial Glass Corporation. Cape Cod became Imperial's best selling pattern and stayed in the Imperial line until their closing. In 1936, Imperial introduced the Candlewick pattern which was and still is Imperial's most collected pattern. In 1940, Imperial was one of the major hand made glassware companies in the United States. During this time Imperial began purchasing other glass companies. Central Glass Works was the first of these acquisitions. They also purchased many of Heisey's molds when the company closed. During the 1950's White Milk Glass became popular and Imperial was one of the largest producers of pieces of white milk glass. In 1960, The Cambridge Glass Company was added to the list of companies purchased by Imperial. Because of these purchases they were able to add many of these companies' popular patterns to their glassware lines which increased their productivity. In 1972, Lenox Incorporated and Imperial arranged a stock exchange and began marking their glassware with the "LIG" backstamp. In 1982, Arthur Lorch purchased the company from Lenox and used a new "ALIG" backstamp on pieces produced. Later in the year, Lenox foreclosed on its note to Mr. Lorch and sold the company to Robert S. Stahl who filed for bankruptcy in an effort to reorganize the company. After this time a few pieces were produced with the NI (New Imperial) mark, but in spite of Mr Stahl's efforts, the company was closed in 1984. The brief history of Imperial was gathered from the book"Imperial Glass" by Margaret and Doug Archer. This book shows many catalog reprints from Imperial's early production period and is a must for any Imperial collector. Other must have books for the Imperial collector include: "Imperial's Boudoir, Etcetera..." By Myrna and Bob Garrison;" Candlewick" By Myrna and Bob Garrison; "Imperial Cape Cod"By Myrna and Bob Garrison; and "Imperial Carnival Glass Identification and Value Guide" By Carl O. Burns

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  1.  Imperial Caramel Slag "Whiskbroom" #611 Large Covered Candy / Jar

    Imperial Caramel Slag "Whiskbroom" #611 Large Covered Candy / Jar

    Company Maker: The Imperial Glass Company - Item: #611 - 7 3/4" Covered Jar / Candy - Color: Caramel Slag - Circa: 1970 - Only Made One Year - Marks: Marked with Imperial's IG Logo on the bottom of the Base - Condition: This beautiful Imperial covered jar is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. This jar has fantastic color! It is a deep caramel brown with lots of swirling. This lovely piece is marked with the IG logo. This covered jar was only made for one year so is not as easily found as some other pieces of Imperial's slag glass. Learn More
    $162.99
  2.  Imperial Caramel Slag Airedale Dog Figure - Made From Heisey Mold

    Imperial Caramel Slag Airedale Dog Figure - Made From Heisey Mold

    Company Maker: The Imperial Glass Company Item: Airedale Dog Figure - Made from Heisey Mold Color: Caramel Slag Circa: 1969 - 1973 Marks: Marked with Imperial's IG Logo on the side of his stomach. Please see the photo provided. The original Imperial sticker is still intact. We do not picture it, but the original price tag of $8.00 is still on the bottom of the Airedale's foot. Condition: This beautiful Imperial Airedale is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The figure has fantastic color! It has more swirling than I have seen on an Airedale figure This lovely piece is marked with the IG logo. Learn More
    $69.99
  3.  Imperial Hard to Find Cape Cod #160 /110 One Pound Candy Jar

    Imperial Hard to Find Cape Cod #160 /110 One Pound Candy Jar

    Company Maker: Imperial Glass Company Pattern: Cape Cod Item: #160 /110 - One Pound Candy Jar Color: Crystal Circa: 1947 - 1962 Measurement: 10 1/4" H - 5 1/4" W. Condition: We are pleased to offer a pretty one pound candy dish in the Cape Cod pattern. This lovely piece is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The crystal color is fantastic. Learn More
    $42.99
  4. Imperial  Amber #159 "Atterbury" Lion Covered Box / Candy Dish

    Imperial Amber #159 "Atterbury" Lion Covered Box / Candy Dish

    Company Maker: Imperial Glass Company Color / Line: Amber Item: Footed Lion Candy Dish Circa: Mid 1960s Mark: Embossed with the IG Imperial Logo at the center of the bottom of the foot. Inside the lid: "Patd August 6 1889" Note / About: This is an Imperial covered box. Imperial used an old Atterbury mold and left the 1889 patent mark on it. This is a 1960s piece and is not a box from 1889. Measurement: 7" H. - 7 1/4" W. Condition: Our beautiful Imperial Amber Lion Candy Dish / Covered Box is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The color is great. The box is transparent amber with a frosted satin figural lion lid. All of the lace has been double checked and has been found to be damage free. Learn More
    $79.99
  5. Imperial  Reeded / Spun Stiegel Green 80 oz. Ice Lip  Pitcher

    Imperial Reeded / Spun Stiegel Green 80 oz. Ice Lip Pitcher

    Company Maker: Imperial Glass Company Pattern: Reeded / Spun Item: 80 oz. Ice Lip Pitcher Color: Stiegel Green (a deep teal color) Circa: 1930s We are pleased to offer for sale a beautiful Spun, or Reeded 80 oz. pitcher. The Reeded pattern was made by the Imperial Glass Company. The color is often referred to as teal, however, if you check the Imperial original catalogs you will find that Imperial called this color Stiegel Green. Imperial's teal is actually a much lighter green blue color. Production of the pattern began in the 1930s. This awesome pitcher or jug is in Undamaged Condition without chips, or cracks. It is free of disfiguring mold or production imperfections. The handle is flawlessly applied. POSTAGE AND INSURANCE ON THIS PRETTY ITEM IS CALCULATED. PLEASE REFER TO THE SHIPPING TAB IN THE LISTING. Learn More
    $69.99
  6. Imperial Atlantis Seashell #422 Antique Blue Cigarette / Trinket Box

    Imperial Atlantis Seashell #422 Antique Blue Cigarette / Trinket Box

    Company Maker: The Imperial Glass Company - Color / Line: Satinized Forget Me No t/ Antique Blue - Item: #422 Atlantis Trinket / Cigarette Box - Circa: Mid 1950s - Mark: Embossed with the IG Imperial Logo at the center of the bottom. The original Imperial Label is also inside one of the partitions of the box bottom. - Imperial Seashell Box Description / About: Atlantis Box and Lid: 2" H. - 9 1/4" L. - Condition: Our beautiful Imperial Forget-Me-Not Blue Covered Box is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The color is great. The raised shells are perfect. We cannot find much information about this item. It was made early to mid 1950s. We believe the color was Forget-Me-Not Blue, although the Antique Blue that the Cathey items were made in looks to be the same color. These boxes were originally sold as cigarette boxes but are often used today as jewelry or trinket boxes. They are the right size for this, and this one is perfect. As you can see from the photo it was probably never used. The original label is intact and it is not worn. It is still inside the dish. Learn More
    $89.99
  7. Imperial Black and Gold #39 Depression Candlesticks

    Imperial Black and Gold #39 Depression Candlesticks

    Company Maker: Imperial Glass Company - Pattern: Fancy Squiggle Gold Decoration - Item: #39 Candlesticks, Pair - Color: Black with Gold Decoration - Circa: 1930s - Measurement: 2 1/2" H. - 4 1/4" W. - Condition: We are happy to offer for sale a pretty pair of Imperial small candlesticks. This lovely candlestick shape is shown in Tom Felt's 2nd Volume of his candlestick books . These candlesticks were made in black, but there is no mention of the gold decoration. This beautiful set of candlesticks is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The gold is very nice with only very minimal wear. This is a perfect pair of inexpensive candlesticks to add an elegant look to any room of your home. Learn More
    $39.99
  8. Imperial Candlewick Viennese Blue #400/240 Compote with Metal Foot

    Imperial Candlewick Viennese Blue #400/240 Compote with Metal Foot

    Company Maker: The Imperial Glass Company - Item: #400/240 Compote / Metal Stem - Pattern: Candlewick - Circa: 1937 - 1938 - Color: Viennese Blue. Candlewick in the Vinnese Blue Color was only made for one year. - Measurment: 5 1/4" H. - 5 1/2" W. - Item Condition: UNDAMAGED CONDITION without chips or cracks. This lovely piece is free of disfiguring mold or production imperfections. The blue color is beautiful. The metal stem is in perfect condition as well. Learn More
    $49.99
  9. Imperial Cape Cod #160 /19 40 oz. PItcher

    Imperial Cape Cod #160 /19 40 oz. PItcher

    Company Maker: Imperial Glass Company Pattern: Cape Cod Item: #160 /19 40 Oz. Ice lip Pitcher / Jug Color: Crystal Circa: 1947 - 1955 Measurement: 9 1/4" H.- 7" W. Condition: We are pleased to offer a striking hard to find piece in the Cape Cod pattern. This 40 oz. footed jug is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The clarity of the glass is fantastic. The pitcher is nice and clean inside. The ice lip is perfect. The handle is flawless. Learn More
    $79.99
  10. Imperial Cape Cod Crystal #160/62 Birthday Cake Plate

    Imperial Cape Cod Crystal #160/62 Birthday Cake Plate

    Company Maker: Imperial Glass Company - Pattern: Cape Cod - Item: Imperial Cape Cod Crystal #160/62 Birthday Cake Plate - Color: Crystal - Circa: 1930s - 50s - Measurement: 13" D. - Condition: We are happy to offer for sale a pretty Cape Cod Birthday Cake Plate. This beautiful piece has 72 holes built into its design to accommodate candles. The ingenious design made birthday cakes easy to decorate. This beautiful cake plate is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The plate is free of use marks and scratching. This lovely piece is a must for any Cape Cod collector. Learn More
    $144.99

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