For sale is a lovely piece of carnival glass made by The Imperial Glass Company of Bellaire, Ohio. The shape is a plate and the pattern is called "Open Rose". The plate measures 1 3/8" tall and is 9" in diameter.
The plate depicts 2 large roses in full bloom on separate stems crisscrossed with unopened buds rising towards the edge of the plate. There is the typical 3 and 5 leaf configurations of the branches that you actually see on a rose bush. The outer edge is an evenly scalloped edge that is smooth, not stippled. This is set against a stippled background and brilliant marigold Iridescence. The exterior of the plate is just as nice. It displays 3 separate panels of a rose in full bloom with unopened buds. These panels are separated by vertical climbing Asters. These are also set against a stippled background with great Marigold iridescence. The plate sits on a round collar foot. The iridescence is excellent on both sides as you can see vivid hues of fuchsia, blue and gold's.
The plate is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The piece is unsigned but guaranteed to be vintage and not a reissue. This plate was made circa 1910-1914.