Diamond Lace, Imperial

Usually exhibiting spectacular color and iridescence, the purple pitcher or water set is seen quite often at a fair price and can form the basis of an excellent collection. One of the few patterns in which purple is common and marigold rare. No marigold pitchers are known and only a few marigold tumblers exist. The tumbler above is courtesy of Betty Cloud.

Hartung Book Two: Diamond Lace

Water sets, 7 piece

Purple, 110, 120, 135, 150, 175 (all 2020),
   130, 135, 160, 170, 225, 575 (all 2021),
   120, 130, 170, 180, 190, 250, 275, 400 (all 2022)

Purple, 6 piece, 100, 120 (both 2020),
   120 (2022)

Purple, 5 piece, 110, 120 (both 2020),
   135 (2021)

Water pitchers

Lavender, 160 (2008), 200 (2011), 115 (2013)

Purple, 50, 60, 65, 75, 80, 100 (all 2020),
   30, 80, 90, 95 (all 2021),
   110, 130, 400 (all 2022)

Water pitchers with one tumbler

Purple, 85, 110 (both 2019), 120 (2020),
   100 (2021)

Tumblers

Amethyst, 20 (2022)

Lavender, 45 (2012), 115 (2013), 45 (2019)

Marigold, 525 (2018), 345 (2019),
   450, 600 (both 2020), 950 (2021)

Marigold, cracked, 175 (2003), 40 (2022)

Marigold, 2 bursts on base, 275 (2012)

Purple, 35 (2019), 25 (2020), 15 (2021),
   20 (2020), 5, 15 (both 2022)

Purple, set or two, 75 (2022)

Purple, set of six, 115 (2016)

Rosebowl whimsey from tumbler


Above is the first reported chop plate in the pattern, Listed as white, it sold on Ebay in 2022 for $102.59. Thanks fo Carl Buurret for letting me know.

Because the pattern is only on the exterior of the bowls, they seldom bring much of a price--even though they are relatively scarce. There are reissued Diamond Lace bowls and rosebowls in amethyst, blue, and red with IG or Smith markings or unmarked.

Bowls, 9-10 inches, round or ruffled

Clambroth, 35 (1998), 20 (2005)

Green, 20 (2011)

Marigold, 13 (2015), 15 (2017), 20 (2018)

Olive, 40 (2002)

Purple/amethyst, 20, 25, 30 (all 2019),
   15, 20 (both 2020), 45 (2021),
   70, 80 (both 2022)

Bowls, small berry or sauce

Green, 15 (2011), 2 (2012)

Marigold, 2 (2012)

Purple, 35 (2014), 3 (2016), 25 (2017),
   20 (2022)

Berry sets

Marigold, 7 or 8-piece, 110 (2000),
   15 (2012)

Purple, 25 (2016)

Purple, 3-piece, 65 (2013)



Here is a spectacular whimsey vase in white made from a bowl with a 4-inch base. It measures 13 inches at the tallest, and 7 inches at the front. I've never seen nor heard of another like it, nor even a piece of Diamond Lace in white. Good reason, too, as this vase was made by Smith, so is contemporary.

Updated 9/11/2022

Here is a photo of the base showing the Smith "S" logo.