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Octagon, Imperial

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Found in a wide range of shapes, Octagon was one of Imperial's most enduring patterns. Shown left are a tumbler (two sizes known, the variant about 1/4 inch taller than the regular), a pitcher (there are two sizes of water pitchers, 10-inch and 8-inch, and a 6 1/2-inch milk pitcher), a toothpick holder, and a water goblet. The table set has the standard four pieces including a covered butter dish and covered sugar. The Octagon pattern has been reproduced by several makers.

[column-third-1]Water sets, 7 piece
Marigold, pitcher size not designated, 50 (2015)
Marigold, large size pitcher, 170 (2004), 115 (2006), 155 (2012), 85 (2013)
Marigold, large size pitcher, 5 piece, 95 (2012)
Marigold, midsize pitcher, 110 (2007), 85, 115 (2010)
Marigold, 5 pieces, midsize size pitcher, 85 (2009), 70, 75 (2013)
Purple, large size pitcher, 900 (2001), 475 (2010)

Water pitchers
Green known
Marigold, large, 10 inch, 45 (2010), 28 (2012), 20 (2013), 30 (2014)
Marigold, midsize, 8 inch, 80 (2007), 65 (2009), 25, 110 (2010), 135 (2014)
Marigold, small, 15 (2015)
Purple, large, 500 (2004), 550 (2007)
Purple, midsize, 450 (2009), 750 (2010), 550 (2013)

Milk pitchers, 6 inch
Marigold, 35 (2003), 8 (2013)
Purple, 1,000 (2006), 310 (2011)

Tumblers
Aqua, variant, 375 (2000)
Green, 160 (1998), 30 (2004)
Marigold, 10 (2011), 35 (2012), 10 (2014)
Marigold, variant, 35 (2012)
Purple, 28 (2010), 80 (2011), 85 (2012), 20, 30 (2014)
Purple, collar base, 150 (2013), 70 (2015)
Vaseline, 575 (1999), 625 (2001)[/column-third-1]

[column-third-2]Water goblets
Blue, powder, 40 (2001), 60 (2003)
Marigold, 8 (2011), 5 (2012)

Sherbet
Marigold, 50 (2007), 10 (2009)

Toothpick holders (supposedly old)
Marigold, 20 (2011), 85, 110 (2014)
Purple, 85 (2002), 30 (2006), 90 (2007)
Smoke, 195 (07)

Nappy (rare shape)
Clambroth, 310 (2009)
Marigold, 15 (2011)

Table sets, 4 piece
Green, 375 (2012)
Marigold, 45, 165 (2011), 55, 85 (2012)
Purple, missing sugar lid, 500 (2012)

Butter dish
Green, silvery, 65 (2007)
Marigold, 70 (2004), 20 (2014)
Purple, 105 (2005), 185 (2007), 55 (2009)

Creamer
Marigold, 35 (2001)
Purple, 70 (2009), 220 (2012), 150 (2014)

Spooner
Purple, 160 (2008)

Sugar and Creamer
Marigold, 115 (1998)[/column-third-2]

[column-third-3]Celery vase, 2 handles
Marigold, 75 (1999), 150, 180 (2009)

Salt and pepper shaker set
Marigold, 525 (1998), 70 (2008)
Purple, 500 (1994), 2,300 (2014)

Salt shaker
Marigold, 90 (1996), 200 (2013)
Purple, 400 (1998), 365 (2011)

Berry set, 6 pieces
Marigold, 95 (2007)

Bowls, about 8-10 inches
Blue, deep round, 600 (2004)
Clambroth, 13, 15 (2000)
Green, square, 120 (2004), 75 (2009)
Marigold, 50 (2011), 8, 10 (2012)
Purple, 11 (1999), 75 (2001), 35 (2009)
Smoke, ice cream, 25 (2008)

Sauce, 5 inch
Green, 20 (2006), 10 (2012)
Lavender, 135 (2003), 15 (2006)
Marigold, 5 (2004)
Olive green, 20 (2013)
Purple, 75 (2002), 20 (2006)[/column-third-3]

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Comments by Alan and Lorraine Pickup

[column-half-1]Wine sets, 6-8 pieces
Green (olive), 425 (2011)
Marigold, 90, 100, 115 (2013), 65 (2014), 40, 75 (2015)
Purple, 2,400 (2007), 1,800 (2009), 2,200 (2012)

Wine decanters
Green, 90 (2006), 155 (2012)
Marigold, 25 (2008), 35 (2009), 45 (2012), 15 (2014), 10, 20 (2015)
Purple, 700 (1998)
Purple, with 1 wine glass, 550 (2007)
Purple, with 3 wine glasses, 550 (2012)

Wine glasses, 4 inches tall
Aqua, 225 (2002), 85 (2003)
Blue, 135 (2008), 160 (2012)
Green, 23 (2005), 20 (2012)
Marigold, 6 (2011), 20 (2012), 10 (2014)
Purple, 30 (2012)[/column-half-1]

[column-half-2]Vases, 8 inch
Marigold, 13 (2010), 30, 80 (2011), 23, 25, 55 (2013), 10, 20 (2015)

Compotes (either large or small)
Aqua/teal, 75 (2006), 50 (2009), 35 (2010)
Aqua, small, 75 (2008)
Clambroth, 65 (2010)
Green, 85 (1999), 225 (2009)
Marigold, 75 (2000), 35 (2001), 10 (2005)
Marigold, listed as 1 known from goblet, 210 (2013)
Purple, 5 inches tall, 130 (2008), 95 (2012)
Purple, 135, 375 (2009), 55, 140 (2010), 140 (2013)

Cordial, 3½ inches tall
Marigold, 110 (2012), 65, 170 (2013), 65, 110, 125 (2014)
Purple, 250 (2010)[/column-half-2]

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Green is a very rare color in Octagon. The above bowl, described as a centerpiece bowl at the 2003 auction where it brought $240, is 12 inches across. The marigold rosebowl, which also sold in 2003, has a 6½ inch opening. It was cracked, however, so it only brought $30; another in marigold sold for $240 in 1999.

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