The Imperial Glass Company which made this plate went out of business in 1983 two years after this plate was made. This is the last in a series of 12 plates depicting the 12 days of christmas. Each plate was made in a different color carnival glass and released over 11 years from 1970 until 1981. The red color seen on this plate must have been difficult to produce. They attempted to make the first plate released in 1970 red but it was so bad they only produced a few.
Some facts about carnival glass:
Carnival Glass was made by spraying the glass with a metallic spray.
Carnival Glass is called so because it was used as prizes in carnival games.
Carnival Glass first was made in 1907 by Fenton.
Some interesting facts about the 12 days of Christmas:
Apparently, it was first a French folk song about food. The verses included rabbits, mutton, veal, beef, and plates of salad. This makes much more sense to me.
It may have been written to help children remember the principles of Catholicism.
Apparently, in Scotland, on the 10th day of Christmas was an Arabian Baboon, but I don’t know if I believe that. I learned it from wikipedia.