Glass Marked MI - Mirror ImagesBy Mark Chervenka
Glass Marked MI - Mirror Images
The raised molded letters of MI is the mark of Mirror Images, a Michigan based marketing firm. This company sponsored reissues and reproduction glass made from original Heisey, Imperial, Cambridge and New Martinsville molds. Most of Mirror Images' new production was handled by Imperial Glass and Viking Glass.
Not all of the MI products are known; previously unreported items continue to show up. A pair of previously unknown amber perfume bottles marked MI, for example, showed up at a Midwest auction. Production date(s) of the perfumes is unknown.
The most common MI pieces to turn up are two figural flower holders originally made by Cambridge. When Cambridge closed, the molds for most of the flower figures were bought by Imperial Glass. Imperial modified two molds for Mirror Image: the six and one-half inch Bashful Charlotte and the eight and one-half inch Draped Lady.
The Draped Lady is marked MI in raised molded letters. The mark is way up under the bottom of the base is difficult to see. The Bashful Charlotte was marked IG, not MI.