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Acanthus – Imperial


Additional Information

The Acanthus mold was originally own by Imperial and was sold to Fenton sometime before Imperial closed in 1984.

Imperial did another pattern also known sometimes as Acanthus, but Imperial’s original name was Acanthus Leaf.  The Imperial Acanthus Leaf pattern was first made in 1968 in Sunset Ruby (red), pink, Meadow Green (ice green), purple and yellow. The bowls vary in width from about 7 inches to almost 9.


Original Pattern NameOriginal ManufacturerReproduction ManufacturerReproduced ShapesReproduced Colors
AcanthusImperialImperial (pattern similar to Leaf Tiers)bowl, plateAmethyst, Blue, Green, Marigold
AcanthusImperialFenton (original Acanthus pattern)basket, bowl, plateBlack Amethyst, Blue, Celeste blue

To view Elaine Blair’s most up to date Reproductions At-A-Glance (full article here)

Our definition of a reproduction is a pattern using the same mold (or a mold very similar to the original) that could confuse collectors.

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