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Imperial Ranger

By Barb Chamberlain

The Imperial Glass Company wasn’t the only one who produced the Ranger pattern. Cristales de Mexico and Josef Inwald also were responsible for producing their own variety of the Ranger pattern. Inwald had a large diversity of shapes, including water sets, milk sets, juice sets, a dresser set with many available shapes, table sets, vases, wine sets, and a banana boat shaped compote.

The Imperial Glass Company produced the Ranger pattern, (or #711 as Imperial named it) in a wide range of shapes in clear pattern glass which was pictured in the reprint of catalogs in individual sugars and creamers, olive (what we would call nappies), footed jellies, sherbets, round and flared bowls in a number of sizes, vases, a half-gallon water pitchers, tumblers, and a candy jar with cover.

When hunting for items that were iridized very few items were found. This might be attributed to the fact that many of the auctioneers aren’t discriminating when they find the Ranger pattern since it can be found from three different manufacturers (or more, if you consider some similar patterns from the Depression era).

This flared Ranger bowl measures about nine and five-eighths inches in top diameter.

We have recently found a smoke flared bowl which measures about nine and five-eighth inch in diameter and about three inches tall. This prompted me into finding more information about the pattern. Dave Doty has pictured a beautiful smoke vase which has an elegant parfait type shape. Kevin and April Clark have a collection of three Ranger vases.

These two smoke Ranger vases surrounding a marigold vase were shared by Kevin and April Clark.

This article first appeared in the ICGA Pump in the December 2018 September 2020 issue and is reprinted with permission.