Imperial Sunset Ruby, Contemporary Carnival.
Imperial commenced the production of Contemporary Carnival Glass in the early 1960s to take advantage of the developing market for new, collectable Carnival Glass. This colour, Sunset Ruby was made from the late 1960s into the early 1970s.
Acanthus sugar and cream set, #3800/27
Fashion toothpick, #402
Robin mug, #210
Fieldflower 9oz. tumbler and 9" pitcher/vase, #494
Lace/Imperial Lace (aka Octagon) 8" vase, #505
Four Seventy Four 6½ vase, #474 and 7½" footed compote, #474C
Acanthus 5" compote, #3800/42C
Diamond Lace 7" bowl, #434-N
Rose/Imperial Rose (aka Open Rose) 8" bowl, #489C
Acanthus 7" 3-toed compote, #3800/163C
Acanthus covered box, #3800/165
Imperial Lace (aka Octagon) 8" bowl, #5057
Acanthus 3" candleholder, #3800/72
Acanthus 7" 4-toed bowl, 3800/49B
Imperial often revived old patterns and moulds that were used previously for Classic Carnival / EAPG production, but their Contemporary Carnival should bear their Imperial mark (IG, LIG or ALIG). Of the pieces listed above, these were previously made also in Classic Carnival: Robin, Fieldflower, Lace/Imperial Lace (known as Octagon by Classic collectors), Four Seventy Four vase (but not in the shape shown here for Contemporary Carnival), Diamond Lace, and Rose/Imperial Rose (known as Open Rose by Classic collectors).
Note that the Four Seventy Four compote in Classic Carnival has an 8-sided base, whereas the Contemporary pieces have a round base. The full fascinating story of the Four Seventy Four pattern (OMN "La Rochelle") is told here: Imperial's Four Seventy Four - The Story Behind the Glass.
The Octagon pattern, originally called "The Bellaire" also has an amazing story - read it here: Imperial's Octagon - The Story Behind the Glass.
See more Imperial Contemporary Carnival catalogues.