Lion Covered Box, Imperial

Found only in marigold (Rubigold) and smoke (Peacock), these boxes are some of the most difficult Imperial contemporary Carnival to find. This one, in smoke, sold at a 2004 live auction for $60. Marigold would be valued at about the same. Imperial also made these in electric blue for Levay in 1978, but they did not have the open edge to the bowl.