Crocheted Crystal

by Helen Allen
Volume 9 No. 6 - February 1983

Crocheted crystal, a superb pattern of unusual grace and refinement was first offered by Sears, Roebuck and Company in the fall of l943. Catalog page The catalog showed many accessory pieces in this lovely clear glass pattern, as well as stemware and plates. The Imperial Glass Company made Crocheted Crystal exclusively for Sears. It was offered through the rest of the forties; only four items appeared us the Fall 1949 catalog and within a couple of years, it had disappeared.

Crocheted Crystal had its own label, an oval with open-work edge. "Crocheted" is across the top, "Hand Made Crystal" is across the bottom. "Harmony House" is across the center.

Here is a list of items available in Crocheted Crystal in 1943:

  • Plates: 8", 9½", 14", 17"
  • Footed iced tea, 12 oz,, 7 1/8"
  • Sherbet, 6 oz., 5"
  • Wine, 4½ oz. 5½"
  • Cocktail, 3½ oz., 4½"
  • Footed fruit juice, 6 oz., 6"
  • Goblet, 9 oz., 7 1/8"
  • 3-piece Buffet set 14" plate, footed sauce bowl, ladle
  • Oblong relish dish, 11½", 3-part
  • Cheese and cracker set 12" cracker plate, footed dish
  • Hors d'oeuvre dish, 10½", round, 4-part
  • Cake stand, 12"
  • Celery, 10" long
  • Sugar & creamer with open-work edge (later style had plain edge with crocheted-look on sides)
  • Mayonnaise set, 7½" plate, 5¼" bowl, spoon
  • 4-piece Salad set; 10½" bowl, 13" plate, fork & spoon
  • Baskets; 6" long, 9" long, or 12" long
  • 14-piece Punch set: 14" bowl, 12 6 oz. cups w/open handle, ladle (later cups had closed handles)
  • Hurricane lamps, 11" tall
  • Bowl, 12" (may be put with lamps for console set)
  • Vase, 8"
  • Narcissus bowl
  • 3-piece Console set, 11" bowl, pair candle holders 4½"
  • Epergne: 11" footed bowl, removable vase

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