Acanthus – Imperial
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 Name
|Imperial (pattern similar to Leaf Tiers)
|Amethyst, Blue, Green, Marigold
|Fenton (original Acanthus pattern)
|basket, bowl, plate
|Black Amethyst, Blue, Celeste blue
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