Flute and Cane, Imperial
Flute and Cane is pretty much as the name says; a band of flutes below which is a cane pattern. Although many shapes were made, only the pitchers are seen very often. There are two sizes of pitchers; one about 10 inches tall and the other about 8 1/2 inches tall. The candlesticks are quite rare; one of these in marigold sold for $100 in 2004. Other shapes reported are two sizes of tumblers and 6-inch plates.

Hartung Book Nine: Flute and Cane

Water pitcher, 10 inches tall

Marigold, 100 (2004), 95 (2005), 85 (2010),
   20, 30 (both 2016)

Water pitchers, 8 1/2 inches tall

Marigold, 95 (2005), 190 (2007), 70 (2009)

Purple, 1 known


Courtesy of Bob Smith

Tumbler

Marigold, 190 (2015)

Tumbler (reported as large)

Marigold, 550 (2012)

Milk pitcher, large or small

Marigold, 45, 65, 130 (all 2013), 20 (2014),
   75 (2015), 60 (2016), 125 (2017)

Purple, 30 (2016), 850 (2017)

Smoke, small, 675 (2013)

Pitcher, without cane pattern

Marigold, 95 (2001)

Breakfast set (creamer & sugar)

Marigold, 60 (2013)

Creamer, 4 inch

Marigold, 55 (1997), 15 (2017)

Bowls, 5-8 inch, some with handles

Marigold, 8, 10 (2010), 20 (2016)

Wine glass
According to John Neilsen, no wine decanters were known until one showed up on eBay in 2004.

Marigold, 45 (2004), 120 (2012), 55 (2015)

Goblets

Marigold, 20-30

Cordials, 3 1/2 inches

Marigold, 125 (2010), 250 (2013),
   175 (2014), 80 (2015), 190 (2016), 75, 130, 170 (all 2017)

Marigold, pinpoint on base, 70 (2012)

Sherbet, with underplate

Marigold, 15 (2012)

Compote

Marigold, 25 (2007), 60 (2008), 60 (2013)

Cup and saucer

Marigold, 100 (2004), 30 (2006), 60 (2013)

Candleholders

Imperial Candlesticks

Marigold, pair, 7-inch, 450 (2016)

Marigold, single, 100 (2004), 40 (2013)

Smoke, pair, 575 (2007)

Vase, footed, flared

Marigold, 90 (2012)

Plate, 6 inch

Marigold, 110 (2017)

Carl Booker purchased these Flute and Cane purple candlesticks from eBay in 2018. He asked me if I knew of any other sticks in this color. I searched my auction database going back 25 years and could find only a handful of other candelsticks, only in marigold and smoke. They are marked LIG, so are contemporary.
Bowls in this pattern are rare. This 8-inch blue example is courtesy of Tim Cantrell. A similar blue one sold in 1999 for $185 and another in 2008 for $45.
A shape I've not seen nor heard of before. It's an oval relish in smoke measuring 6 5/8 inches long by 4 inches wide. Thanks to Mike and Cindy Ostrosky for the photo.
Steve Fink sent me this photo of a very nice clambroth Flute and Cane ruffled bowl in 2006. It's 8 inches across with a 4 3/4-inch base. The star on the base appears to be similar to that of the oval relish above.
This purple water pitcher is in the Dolores Sage collection. It is 8 1/2 inches tall and has a 3 3/4 inch base. Possibly the only purple one known. From the Linda and Michael Cain collection from Tennessee (2017). Photo courtesy of Sandy Sage. $850.
This smoke milk pitcher is also in the Dolores Sage collection. It is 6 inches tall and has a 3-inch base. Extremely rare. From the Roy and Charlene Hieger collection from Texas (2013). Photo courtesy of Sandy Sage. $675
This white Flute and Cane water pitcher is from the collection of Carl and Eunice Booker.
The article below was published in the March 2004 issue of ICGA's The Carnival Pump, and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.

Updated 10/1/2018