Imperial Vases
Beaded Bullseye
This swung vase features a design of raised circles surrounded with beads. The base measures 3 3/8 inches and has a 20-point star. Heights range from about 6 inches to 12 inches and the top can be quite widely flared, especially on some of the shorter examples. See also Bullseye and Beads by Fenton and Bullseye and Loop by Millersburg.

Mostly found in purple and marigold but this vase can also be found int amber, aqua, green, Helios, lavender, lime green, and olive.

Curled Rib
Often confused with, and identified as, Imperial's Morning Glory--a similar pattern with vertical ribs. These ribs begin with a curl at the base, then curl around the vase. This swirling effect was not caused by twisting the vase during manufacturing, but was molded into the pattern. Usually seen in the jack-in-the-pulpit shape which range from about 6 inches tall to 8 inches tall. A few are straight up and flared, as shown with the vase on the left.

Available in marigold and smoke as shown.

Hobstar NuCut

Not many of these 10-inch tall vases around, at least in the original version. Marigold and smoke examples are known. Be aware that they were widely reissued by Imperial and most of the examples you will see will be the contemporary ones.
Parlor Panels
Parlor Panels vases have a 3 3/8 inch base with a 16-point star. Normal heights range from 6 to 12 inches. Sometimes found unswung (but ruffled) in examples about 4 inches tall. A significant feature is the way the sides of the panels curve together where they meet near the base.

Colors found include a rare blue, clambroth, green, helios, lavender, marigold, purple and smoke.

Thin Rib and Drape
Similar to Imperial's Morning Glory miniature vases, this one has a drape effect between the six ribs. With a base size of 2 1/2 inches, the heights range from 4 inches to 6 1/2 inches. The pattern is occasionally referred to as Morning Glory and Drape, but the correct designation is Thin Rib and Drape. The pair above are a rare light blue with marigold overlay and a purple example, courtesy of Dick and Sherry Betker. Other colors are green and marigold.