Four Seventy Four, Imperial

Four Seventy Four is one of Imperial's most endearing patterns, combining a typical cut-style pattern with an almost realistic daisy. In addition to water sets and punch sets, it is also found in vases. The pattern was not made in bowls or plates. The name comes from the numerical designation in Imperial catalogs. Note that the water set and compotes have been reproduced. Above is the only known punch set in purple. It sold for $4,500 in 1997.

Hartung Book Three: Four Seventy Four

Water sets

Marigold, 7 piece, 105 (2013), 70, 95 (both 2014),
   45, 55 (both 2016)

Marigold, 6 piece, 215 (2004), 85 (2009),
   50, 60, 120 (all 2014), 30 (2020)

Marigold, 5 piece, 325 (2012)

Water pitcher, 9 inches tall

Green, 45 (2014)

Marigold, 30, 45 (both 2017), 20 (2018),
   15, 25 (both 2019), 75 (2020)

Marigold, with 2 tumblers, 40 (2020)

Purple, 5,000 (2007), 3,800 (2008), 450 (2019)

Water pitcher, small or midsize

Marigold, 55 (2009), 20 (2017)

Marigold, with 1 tumbler, 20 (2020)

Purple, 4,000 (2001), 1,800 (2014),
   675, 1,250 (both 2018)

Milk pitchers

Green, 20, 40, 45, 50, 80 (all 2016), 65 (2017),
   45 (2018), 65 (2019)

Helios, 125 (1997), 240 (1999)

Lavender, 60 (2015), 100 (2017), 225 (2021)

Marigold, 20, 30, 40 (all 2017), 55 (2018),
   15, 45 (both 2019), 15 (2020)

Olive, 105 (2006), 50 (2014)

Purple, 275, 300 (both 2017),
   85, 115 (both 2018), 100 (2020)

Teal, 25 (2017)

Tumblers

Aqua, 40 (2015), 45 (2016), 15, 20 (both 2019)

Blue, 375 (2018), 80 (2019), 110 (2020)

Blue violet, 185, 225, 275 (all 2016), 90 (2019)

Helios known

Lime, 15 (2015), 45 (2016)

Marigold, 5 (2018), 35 (2019), 5 (2020)

Purple, 90 (2016), 90 (2018), 25, 70 (both 2019)

Teal, 60 (2018)

Sherbet, 4 inches tall

Marigold, 30 (2001), 25 (2002)

Vases

Punch sets, 8-10 pieces

Green, two known

Green, emerald, 5 piece, 9,000 (2009)

Green, emerald, 6 piece, 16,000 (2005)

Green, emerald, 7 piece, chip on bowl, 3,700 (2011)

Green, emerald, 8 piece, 4,250 (2020)

Green, emerald, 12-14 piece, 7,500 (2009),
   6,500 (2012), 3,500 (2018)

Marigold, 120 (2018), 55, 60, 75 (all 2019), 60 (2021)

Marigold, 6-8 pieces, 80 (2019), 40, 70, 80 (all 2020)

Marigold, 9 piece, 50 (2020)

Marigold, 12 piece, 125 (2015)

Marigold, 13-14 pieces, 100, 130 (both 2013), 110 (2020)

Purple, 4,250 (2005), 1,800 (2019), 1,550 (2020)

Purple, 6 pieces, 775, 1,450 (both 2017)

Punch bowl and base

Green, 6,155 (eBay 2008)

Green, emerald base, 4,000 (2006), 350 (2011)

Marigold, 150 (2005), 25 (2012), 55 (2017), 55 (2021)

Purple, 900 (2016)

Punch bowl top only

Purple, 875 (2014), 220 (stain in bottom, 2019)

Punch base only

Green, emerald, 150 (2021)

Marigold, 25-40

Purple, 255 (1997), 45 (2009), 325 (2012), 250 (2021)

Teal, 130, 190 (both 2021)

Punch cups

Aqua, 25 (1998)

Green, 20 (2021)

Emerald green, 105 (2013), 95 (2014), 225 (2016), 55 x 6 (2020)

Lime green, 60 (2016)

Marigold, 10 (2002), 2 (2012), 4 (2013)

Marigold, set of 4, 20 (2020)

Olive, 20 (1998)

Purple, 5 (2010), 25 (2016)

Smoke, 20 (2001), 60 (2020)

Water goblets

Marigold, 30 (2012), 23 (2013), 20 (2015), 5 (2017)

Cordial, 3 inches tall

Marigold, 325 (2017), 200 (2019), 125, 170, 180 (all 2020)

Claret

Marigold, 75 (1999)

Wine glasses, 4 inches tall

Marigold, 75 (2008), 45, 50 (2012), 60 (2014), 35 (2020)

Four Seventy Four compotes are quite rare. Marigold, when found, sell for $40 to $70. A purple sold in 2011 for $145, another in 2013 for $110, and a third in 2015 for $300. Another in purple sold for $70 in 2016 and one in 2019 went for $80. A green brought $70 in 2017.

In 2017 another purple compote brought $325 and in 2018, another sold for $100. In 2019 a marigold compote sold for $30 and a purple for $85.

Imperial's reproductions of this piece have round bases.

To view a contemporary compote, vase, and tumbler, click here

Vases are very rare in Four Seventy Four. There are three different sizes; 8-inch, 10-inch and 12 1/2-inch. The green 12 1/2 inch example is probably the only one in this color. It sold at the 2012 International Carnival Glass Association convention auction for $21,000. Some people feel this is the best piece of Imperial glass ever made.

Bear in mind that vases are also found in contemporary glass, but in a different shape.

Marigold, 8 inch, 225, 250 (both 2008), 250 (2013), 325 (2018), 250 (2021)

Marigold, 10 inch, 130, 200, 350 (all 2016), 600 (2018), 260 (2019), 280 (2021)

Updated 7/22/2021