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Scroll Embossed, Imperial

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Above is the dramatic Scroll Embossed plate. This one has colors seemingly applied to individual loops. Many have the same stretch effect seen near the edge of this one. The ruffled bowl on the right has the File exterior and is smoke. Bowls commonly have this back pattern or may be plain or carry the Hobstar and Tassle back. Bowls have been reproduced. Sowerby made an almost identical Scroll Embossed used on the interior of Diving Dolphins bowls and rosebowls as well as small sauces or ashtrays.

[column-half-1]Plates, 9–9 1/2 inches
Aqua/teal, 80 (2011), 20 (2012), 70 (2014)
Green, 25, 35, 40 (all 2012), 40, 50, 55 (2013), 35, 45, 50 (2014), 30 (2015)
Green, Hobstar & Tassel back, 2,200 (2008)
Helios, 8, 33, 105 (2007), 13, 35 (2013)
Lavender, 290 (2004), 240 (2012)
Lime green known
Marigold, 55 (2010), 80, 125 (2011), 65 (2013)
Purple, 85, 125, 200, 250, 275 (2014), 120, 125, 180, 190, 225 (2015)
Purple, blue iridescence, 975 (2011)
Vaseline reported

Bowls, small berry or sauce, usually File exterior
Amber, 25 (2005), 330 (2012), 175 (2013)
Clambroth, 185 (2006), 100 (2007)
Marigold, 10, 35 (2012), 20 (2014)
Purple, 45, 60, 75, 105, 135 (2013), 40, 45, 70, 95 (2014), 30, 35, 60 (2015)
Purple, File back, blue irid., 250 (2012), 110 (2014)
Purple, Hobstar & Tassel back, 65 (2011), 55 (2015)
Smoke, 60 (2002), 55 (2005), 28 (2007), 40, 70 (2013)[/column-half-1]

[column-half-2]Bowls, 7-9 inches, plain or File exterior
Amberina, 525 (2000)
Amberina, reverse, 850 (2002)
Aqua/teal, 65 (2007), 110 (2009), 185 (2015)
Clambroth, 25 (2009), 20 (2011), 15 (2013)
Green, 100, 125 (both 2008), 100 (2009), 225 (2013), 30 (2014)
Green, emerald, 145 (2009), 300 (2010), 125 (2013), 140, 250 (2014)
Green, Hobstar and Tassle back, 135 (2001)
Lavender, 85 (2000), 70 (2003), 60 (2015)
Lime green, 45 (2012)
Marigold, 8, 15, 25 (2012), 15 (2013), 15, 20 (2014)
Purple, 40, 55, 70, 75, 95, 120, 135 (2015)
Purple, Hobstar and Tassle back, 35, (2009), 65, 85 (2011), 175 (2012)
Smoke, 65 (2004), 115, 145 (2006), 65 (2009), 45, 50, 110 (2013), 65 (2014)
Vaseline, 25 (2003)

Berry sets, 6-7 pieces
Marigold, 70 (2014)
Purple, 210 (2007), 275 (2009), 220 (2012)
Purple, 5 piece, File back, 400 (2012)[/column-half-2]

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Scroll Embossed compotes are found in three sizes. The large size, shown above left, has the Eastern Star (sometimes called Curved Star–which it is not) on the exterior and an octagonal foot. The middle size, above center, usually referred to as small, has a round foot and only a plain exterior. The smallest size, above right, called a miniature as it is a little more than three inches tall, also has a round foot and plain exterior, usually round but occasionally ruffled.

In 2003, Tim Turner sent me the above photo of an Imperial Scroll Embossed goblet in helios. The only other I've heard of was listed as green and sold for $55 in 2002. Carl O. Burns, in his 1996 book on Imperial, confirms such a shape.

[column-third-1]Compote, large
Clambroth, 65 (2005), 50 (2007), 30 (2009)
Marigold, 15, 20, 25, 35 (2013), 10, 20 (2014)
Purple, 40, 65, 70, 95, 165, 170 (2013), 60, 200 (2014), 80 (2014)
Violet, 170, 285 (2008), 100 (2010), 170 (2011)
Vaseline, 85 (2010)[/column-third-1]

[column-third-2]Compote, midsize or small
Amber, 55 (2013), 25 (2014), 30, 300 (2015)
Blue, 750 (2000), 350 (2003), 500 (2005)
Blue violet, 125 (2000), 105 (2002), 165 (2013)
Green, 13 (2011), 20 (2012), 15, 20 (2015)
Lavender, 75 (2000)
Marigold, 25 (2012), 10 (2014)
Olive green, 25 (2003)
Purple, 120, 130 (2013), 30, 65, 85, 140 (2014), 55, 70, 170 (2015)[/column-third-2]

[column-third-3]Compote, miniature
Green, goblet shape, 350 (2008), 70 (2014)
Lavender, 350 (2000), 185 (2012)
Purple, 45, 90, 255, 300, 375 (2010), 170 (2012), 190 (2013), 90 (2015)
Purple, ruffled, 150 (2012), 200, 240 (2013), 80, 100 (2014), 65, 155 (2015)[/column-third-3]

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