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Divided Relish Dish, Imperial Glass, Intaglio Fruit 900, Frosted, Vintage

Divided Relish Dish, Imperial Glass, Intaglio Fruit 900, Frosted, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Intaglio Fruit 900
  • Made in Ohio, USA
  • Vintage: 1970's (estimated)
  • Description:  This intaglio glass dish is just gorgeous!  It features 3 equal sections and a frosted design of pears, oranges, (or perhaps plums), berries and leaves on each section.  The rim is ribbed and scalloped.  We believe this is from the 1970's, however, could be earlier based on other articles we found, but could not confirm.  This is a divided dish with 3 separate sections excellent for hour-devours, olives, nuts, candy or any other small food item.  Great as a serving dish but also could be used for corralling earnings and small jewelry, lots of uses as servingware and around the house.  
  • Material:  Pressed Glass
  • Dimensions:  7.25 inches in Diameter and 1.5 inches Tall.
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Very Good Condition.   There is one tiny chip on the inside rim, we tried to show it in the pictures, very minor.  There are no cracks, or scratches except for normal wear and use.  There is no cloudiness in this dish.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All Sales Final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.    . 

Intaglio is a form of design where the picture is below the surface of the glass.  It can either be made by cutting the glass or pressing the glass to form the shape.  This art form goes back to Roman times.

Imperial Glass Co was started in 1901 in Bellaire, Ohio by J.N. Vance and Edward Muhleman, originally called New Crystal Glass Company.  By the end of 1901, the name was changed to Imperial Glass Company.  In 1905 business really took off due to a deal with F. W. Woolworth.  Around the same time, they also secured a deal with Quaker Oats to distribute their number 160 in the Cape Cod pattern, as giveaway items.  Cape Cod became their most popular pattern of all time and it is still very desirable today.  Unfortunately, a bad economy and cheaper competition forced the company to sell to New Jersey’s Lenox, Inc. Eight years later, New York investor Arthur Lorch bought Imperial from Lenox, but his inexperience in glass did not help the company’s fortunes. In 1982, Imperial was sold again to investor Robert Stahl and finally went out of business in 1984.   The building located on Belmont Street was transformed into a museum known as the National Imperial Glass Museum.  The building was placed on the National Register on 1983.  The building on Belmont Street was eventually turned into a museum housing many pieces from the company's long run, as well as a history of the company.

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