Octagon, Imperial

Found in a wide range of shapes, Octagon was one of Imperial's most enduring patterns. Shown left are a tumbler (two sizes known, the variant about 1/4 inch taller than the regular), a pitcher (there are two sizes of water pitchers, 10-inch and 8-inch, and a 6 1/2-inch milk pitcher), a toothpick holder, and a water goblet. The table set has the standard four pieces including a covered butter dish and covered sugar. The Octagon pattern has been reproduced by several makers.

Hartung Book Two: Octagon

Water sets, 7 piece

Marigold, pitcher size not designated,
   50 (2015), 10 (2016)

Marigold, small size pitcher, 85 (2016)

Marigold, large size pitcher, 170 (2004),
   115 (2006), 155 (2012), 85 (2013)

Marigold, large size pitcher, 5 piece,
   95 (2012)

Marigold, midsize pitcher, 110 (2007),
   85, 115 (both 2010)

Marigold, 5 pieces, midsize size pitcher,
   85 (2009), 70, 75 (both 2013)

Purple, large size pitcher, 900 (2001),
   475 (2010)

Water pitchers

Green, large, 375 (2015)

Marigold, large, 10 inch, 45 (2010),
   28 (2012), 20 (2013), 30 (2014), 55 (2016)

Marigold, midsize, 8 inch, 80 (2007),
   65 (2009), 25, 110 (both 2010), 135 (2014),
   10 (2016)

Marigold, small, 15 (2015), 110 (2017)

Purple, large, 500 (2004), 550 (2007), 800 (2016)

Purple, midsize, 450 (2009), 750 (2010),
   550 (2013), 175, 190, 550 (all 2016)

Purple, small, 375, 425 (both 2016)

Milk pitchers, 6 inch

Marigold, 35 (2003), 8 (2013)

Purple, 1,000 (2006), 310 (2011)

Tumblers

Aqua, variant, 375 (2000)

Green, 160 (1998), 30 (2004)

Marigold, 10 (2011), 35 (2012), 10 (2014)

Marigold, variant, 35 (2012)

Purple, 28 (2010), 80 (2011), 85 (2012),
   20, 30 (both 2014), 125 (2016)

Purple, collar base, 150 (2013), 70 (2015),
   20, 75 (both 2016)

Vaseline, 575 (1999), 625 (2001)

Water goblets

Blue, powder, 40 (2001), 60 (2003)

Marigold, 8 (2011), 5 (2012), 10 (2016)

Sherbet

Marigold, 50 (2007), 10 (2009), 10 (2016)

Toothpick holders (supposedly old)

Marigold, 20 (2011), 85, 110 (both 2014)

Purple, 85 (2002), 30 (2006), 90 (2007)

Smoke, 195 (07)

Nappy (rare shape)

Clambroth, 310 (2009)

Marigold, 15 (2011), 90 (2015)

Table sets, 4 piece

Green, 375 (2012)

Marigold, 45, 165 (both 2011),
   55, 85 (both 2012), 40, 70 (both 2016)

Purple, missing sugar lid, 500 (2012)

Butter dish

Green, silvery, 65 (2007)

Marigold, 70 (2004), 20 (2014)

Purple, 105 (2005), 185 (2007), 55 (2009)

Creamer

Marigold, 35 (2001)

Purple, 70 (2009), 220 (2012), 150 (2014)

Spooner

Purple, 160 (2008)

Sugar and Creamer

Marigold, 115 (1998)

Celery vase, 2 handles

Marigold, 75 (1999), 150, 180 (both 2009)

Salt and pepper shaker set

Marigold, 525 (1998), 70 (2008), 190 (2017)

Purple, 500 (1994), 2,300 (2014)

Salt shaker

Marigold, 90 (1996), 200 (2013)

Purple, 400 (1998), 365 (2011)

Berry set, 6-7 pieces

Marigold, 95 (2007), 20 (2016)

Bowls, about 8-10 inches

Blue, deep round, 600 (2004)

Clambroth, 13, 15 (both 2000)

Green, square, 120 (2004), 75 (2009)

Green, square, 11 inches, 85 (2016)

Marigold, 50 (2011), 8, 10 (both 2012)

Purple, 11 (1999), 75 (2001), 35 (2009)

Smoke, ice cream, 25 (2008)

Sauce, 5 inch

Green, 20 (2006), 10 (2012)

Lavender, 135 (2003), 15 (2006)

Marigold, 5 (2004)

Olive green, 20 (2013)

Purple, 75 (2002), 20 (2006)

Smoke, 55 (2015)

Comments by Alan and Lorraine Pickup

Wine sets, 6-8 pieces

Green (olive), 425 (2011)

Marigold, 90, 100, 115 (all 2013),
   65 (2014), 40, 55, 75 (all 2015),
   45, 60 (both 2016), 40, 45 (both 2017)

Marigold, 5 piece, 45, 50 (both 2016)

Purple, 2,400 (2007), 1,800 (2009),
   2,200 (2012), 875, 1,700, 2,400 (all 2016),
   1,450 (2017)

Wine decanters

Green, 90 (2006), 155 (2012)

Marigold, 25 (2008), 35 (2009), 45 (2012),
   15 (2014), 10, 15, 20 (all 2015),
   20, 25, 30 (all 2016), 10, 20 (both 2017)

Marigold, with 4 wines, 35 (2016)

Purple, 700 (1998)

Purple, no stopper, 30 (2016)

Purple, with 1 wine glass, 550 (2007)

Purple, with 3 wine glasses, 550 (2012)

Wine glasses, 4 inches tall

Aqua, 225 (2002), 85 (2003)

Blue, 135 (2008), 160 (2012)

Green, 23 (2005), 20 (2012)

Marigold, 6 (2011), 20 (2012), 10 (2014)

Purple, 30 (2012), 60 (2015)

Vases, 8 inch

Marigold, 13 (2010), 30, 80 (both 2011),
   23, 25, 55 (all 2013), 10, 15, 20 (all 2015),
   15, 20, 30, 35 (all 2016)

Compotes (either large or small)

Aqua/teal, 75 (2006), 50 (2009), 35 (2010),
   45 (2015)

Aqua, small, 75 (2008)

Clambroth, 65 (2010)

Green, 85 (1999), 225 (2009)

Marigold, 75 (2000), 35 (2001), 10 (2005)

Marigold, listed as 1 known from goblet,
   210 (2013)

Purple, 5 inches tall, 130 (2008), 95 (2012),
   175 (2017)

Smoke, Jelly, 400 (2016)

Cordial, 3½ inches tall

Marigold, 110 (2012), 65, 170 (both 2013),
   65, 110, 125 (all 2014), 250 (2015),
   75 (2016)

Purple, 250 (2010)

Green is a very rare color in Octagon. The above bowl, described as a centerpiece bowl at the 2003 auction where it brought $240, is 12 inches across. The marigold rosebowl, which also sold in 2003, has a 6½ inch opening. It was cracked, however, so it only brought $30; another in marigold had sold for $240 in 1999.
This small spittoon, thought to be Octagon, sold for $1,850 in 2015. This round jelly compote in smoke sold in 2016 for $400. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions.

Updated 4/29/2017