Grand Thistle, Riihimaki (Finland)
It's hard to miss this distinctive angular shape with the large intaglio pattern. The diamond-shaped base is carried into the rest of the pitcher and the tumbler. Also known as Wide Panel Thistle.

Water sets, 7 piece

Amber, 500 (1995), 190 (2011)

Amber, polishing base of pitcher, tumblers,
   475 (2016)

Blue, 300 (2013), 225 (2014)

Blue, 5 piece, 325 (2007)

Blue, 6 piece, 260 (2015), 375 (2016)

Marigold, 230 (2010)

Water pitchers

Amber, 200 (2006), 175 (2007), 145 (2012),
   130, 150 (both 2013)

Blue, 75, 115 (both 2010), 100 (2014)

Marigold, peeling on bottom, 185 (2004)

Tumblers

Amber, 60, 70 (both 2005), 55 (2011),
   20 (2012), 35 (2013)

Blue, 30, 50 (both 2006), 130 (2009),
   65 (2011), 160 (2014), 150 (2015)

Marigold, 120 (1999), 70 (2004), 80 (2015)

Last updated 1/11/2017

Grand Thistle is also found in chop plates and small plates. This marigold 11 1/2-inch chop plate sold for $300 in 2002, although it was identified as Western Thistle. A 6-inch plate in marigold sold at a live auction in 2004 for $210.