|Waffle Block - Imperial|
|Carnival glass collectors are partial to representation of flowers, birds, and animals, so the modern-looking Waffle Black design is less desirable than other patterns. The pattern comes in a wide range of shapes but in a limited number of colors. The marigold punch bowl and base are especially dramatic and probably one of the easier shapes to find. Above center are a handled basket in marigold and a 7 inch square bowl in teal. Water tankards and matching tumblers are found infrequently. This water set is in clambroth.|
|The left photo shows two round flared bowls and a single handled nappy. The larger round flared bowl is 8 1/4 inches across, three inches tall and has a collar base that is 3 3/4 inches across. The smaller round flared bowl is 6 1/4 inches across, 2 1/4 inches tall and has a collar base that is 3 inches across. The single handled nappy is 2 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches across the bowl (not including the handle). Sherbets, as shown in the center photo, are rarer than other Waffle Block shapes. Breakfast sets, a small creamer and sugar, are another rare shape.
Other known shapes include a nut bowl.
Baskets are the most easily found shape and come in the widest range of colors: aqua/teal, blue, clambroth, marigold, pink, purple, smoke and vaseline. Other shapes have more limited colors where clambroth and marigold are typically the only ones found. There are some teal bowls known.
|The photo above to the left shows a Waffle Block punch bowl whimsied into a spittoon and may be the only one. In marigold, it's 9 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches high. Also above, in the center, is a Waffle Block square chop plate. The chop plate is 10 3/4 inches from side to side and 12 1/4 inches from corner to corner. It has a base that is 4 3/8 inches square. And to the right is a Waffle Block cup and saucer set. The cup is the same as a punch cup and the saucer is 6 inches across.|