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Cut or Etched?

Have you ever wondered whether your glass is cut or etched?  Sometimes it is hard to tell.  And lots of glass for sale online with flower designs is listed as etched when it is really cut.

Cut Glass


A cut glass pattern like the miter design on this stem is easy.  The lines are straight and V shaped.

Here's a design that is a little harder to tell.  This is Trellis from Fostoria, a simple cut with stylized half flowers.  


Fostoria Trellis (Old) Cut Sherbet


What lets us know these are cut is the V shape on the cuts.  The miter cut stem has deep V shapes where the center of the cut is deeper than the edges.  The flower petals on the Trellis stem are slightly scooped.

 

One thing that causes confusion with cut patterns like Trellis is that the cuts were left unpolished.  See how the miter cut cocktail is shiny?  The artisans fire polished the design after it was cut.  That makes the cuts smooth and shiny.  Unpolished designs like Trellis or Cynthia are called "gray cuttings".


Fostoria Holly combines gray and polished cuts.  That must have been more time consuming to make.  This candle holder is pretty neat, from Fostoria's Sonata line.


Fostoria Holly Duo Candle Holder

Fostoria Holly Duo Candle Holder


 

Another technique is called "cut to clear" as in this Egermann ruby cut to clear vase.  I got this at an estate sale where the people had massive collections of fine crystal and china from America and Europe.


Egermann Ruby Cut to Clear Vase

Egermann Ruby Cut to Clear Vase

 

Etched Designs


Although some cut patterns are elaborate, most often designs with a lot of intricate detail are etched.  This Fostoria Navarre sherbet shows how complex an etched design can be.  It would be nearly impossible to get the curves and thin lines with a cutting wheel.


Fostoria Navarre Etched Sherbet

 

Making etched glass is like stenciling a wall.  Glass makers coat the surface with wax, then cut through the wax with a thin stylus.  The etching solution will dissolve wherever the glass surface is not covered with wax.  The result is the design has uniform depth.


It is possible to get multiple depths by uncovering more surface and applying the etching solution again.  But even with that method the individual line will be the same depth at the edge as at the center.


The Fostoria Navarre stem is one of the more fancier designs.  Here is a Fostoria Lido goblet.  Is it cut or etched?


Fostoria Lido Etched Goblet

Fostoria Lido Etched Goblet


Lido is simple enough that it could be cut so we need to touch it to find out.  The individual lines are all the same depth, so this is etched.

 

Have you noticed that all the etched designs are gray, not fire polished?  That's because the etched lines are thin.  Fire polishing always softens the edges just a bit, and if the artisans polished the etch it would lose detail.  You can imagine how that would ruin a delicate design.

 

Tips to Tell Cut from Etched


  1. Cut designs tend to use a lot of straight lines
  2. Cuts will be V shaped, with the edges shallower than the centers.  Some cut designs rely on many thin, parallel cut lines to fill in the flower or leaf shape
  3. Etched line will be the same depth.  Different motifs within an etched pattern could be different depths.
  4. Cut patterns can be gray cut, left unpolished, or fire polished to make them shiny.  Etched designs are not fire polished
  5. Intricate patterns with a lot of detail are almost always etched.  Cut designs can be complicated but don't look like they were drawn the way etched designs do.
  6. Colored cut-to-clear is used for cut glass.  I have not seen etched to clear. 
  7. Last but not least, just because someone calls a piece "etched" or "cut" use your judgment to decide how the design was made.
Tip! Measure Goblets

Tip:  How to Measure Stemware


If you want a set of vintage stemware it's important you know how to measure stems and are aware of size changes over the past 50 years.


Originally wine goblets were small, much smaller than we use today, especially in restaurants or contemporary, trendy glass.  Wine goblets in patterns from the vintage glass companies usually held two to five ounces.  


Fostoria June Wine Goblet

Fostoria June Topaz Wine Goblet


This Fostoria June goblet, from the 1930s, is 5 1/2 inches tall and holds three ounces filled right to the brim.  That's more the size we see today for cordials or after dinner drinks.


To measure stems, put the goblet on a flat table.  Take a stiff ruler and measure vertically to the top of the rim.  That's the height.  Don't measure sideways from the foot to the rim.


The other key measurement is capacity.  Vintage stemware, pitchers, creamers and such always give capacity measured by filling it right to the point of overflowing.


I find it is easiest to take my stem t the cupboard by the sink.  I use a one ounce measuring cup and fill the measuring cup right to the brim and pour into the goblet.  Then repeat until the goblet will not hold any more.  (The hard part is keeping count and not losing track, but maybe you won't have that problem.)


Cambridge Rosalie Etched Water Goblet

Cambridge Glass Rosalie Etched Crystal Water Goblet


The reason you want to measure full to the brim is that flared pieces, like goblets, will often take a surprising volume from the point where you would fill for use and when filled to the brim.  It's too subjective to measure filled the way you would use it.


 


I have tried filling a stem with water and pouring into a measuring cup.  This doesn't work for me at all as half the water ends up in the sink.


If you don't have a one ounce measuring cup, then use a regular liquid measurin cup to fill it most of the way, then use a tablespoon to fill the remainder.  Remember a tablespoon is half an ounce.


Water goblets, like the Cambridge Rosalie shown above, are usually between 6 and 10 inches tall and hold somewhere around 10 ounces.


The other thing to be aware of is shape.  Wine and water goblets look like goblets.  The goblet bowl may be rounded but most often the bowl is taller than it is wide.


You might see sherbets mistakenly called wine goblets.  Sherbets look like saucer champagnes or else have V shaped bowls like this Cambridge Chantilly tall sherbet.



Cambridge Chantilly Sherbet

Cambridge Chantilly Sherbet


I hope this helps you get the stemware you want!

  

Depression Glass Pattern Guide for Collectors and Glass Lovers

I love depression glass.  I like to hold a piece and imagine how the first owners used it.  Did they use it for their Sunday best dinners?  For every day?  Or put it on the shelf to sparkle in the sunshine?  Depression glass is memories, captured in lovely patterns and colors. 

Patterns we have in stock will link to our store.  Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.

Depression Glass Patterns Adam to Georgian

Adam Depression Glass

”Adam

Adam Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette Glass
Date Produced: 1932 to 1934
Colors: Mostly pink and green with a few pieces of opaque Delphite blue, yellow and crystal.
Many Adam pieces  are square or square-ish.  Plates are square while bowls, relish dishes, vases and candy dishes have wide square rims.
Be careful to make sure there isn't damage.  We're careful to check our glass when we list it for you.


Adams Rib Depression Glass, Line 900

”Adams

Adams Rib Depression Glass, Line 900

Maker: Diamond Glassware Colors: Colors of the era. We've had pink and amber and it came in green, blue and iridescent colors.
You won't find this pattern very often.  If you like this you'll want to get pieces when they come available.



American Sweetheart Depression Glass

”American

American Sweetheart Depression Glass

Maker: MacBeth Evans Colors: Pink and translucent monax white. There are a few cobalt blue and red pieces and some monax has gold or colored trim on the rim.

We have many pieces and would love to help you complete your collection of American Sweetheart.  Come shop with us here


Aunt Polly Depression Glass

”Aunt

Aunt Polly Depression Glass

Maker: U. S. Glass Colors: Blue and green, we've only had the blue.


Aurora Depression Glass

”Aurora

Aurora Depression Glass

Maker: Hazel Atlas
Date Produced: Late 1930s
Colors: Cobalt blue, some pink, green and clear. We've only had the blue.

Do you like blue?  It's the most popular color in the world, and one look at Hazel Atlas cobalt blue glass will tell you why.  Aurora is a lovely, pretty pattern with a simple design of vertical flutes.   


Block Optic Depression Glass

”Block

Block Optic Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking
Date Produced: 1929 to 1933
Colors: Green, topaz yellow, pink and clear with some satin frosted pieces and a little amber and blue.

Block Optic is one of the patterns you are most likely to spot in antique malls.  Hocking made quite a bit of it and it is still popular.  The design is simple squares and the shapes and colors are classic Depression Glass styling.  You can find so many pieces and colors that this is sure to be pleasing.  Be sure to check our listings for Block Optic here and enjoy free fast shipping.


Bowknot Depression Glass

”Bowknot

Bowknot Depression Glass

Maker: Uncertain, probably Belmont Tumbler
Date Produced: Late 1920s
Colors: Green

This is a lovely, graceful pattern.  There are not many pieces but you'll enjoy each one. 


Cameo Ballerina Dancing Girl Depression Glass

”Cameo

Cameo Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking
Date Produced: 1930 to 1934
Colors: Green,yellow, a little pink and clear.

Cameo is another Hocking pattern with tons of pieces to choose, including stemware, tumblers, accessory pieces and a full dinner set. The pattern has a dancer draped in scarves, modeled after Isidore Duncan, in small cameos around the rim connected with swags and flowers.

This is the tall champagne sherbet.  There are several sherbet sizes and shapes to choose - you will certainly find the perfect one you'll love.

Cameo Green Depression Glass Champagne Sherbet 

This tablescape shows a few pieces of Cameo on an embroidered table cloth my Mom made.  I love how this pattern looks on the table.

Cameo Green Depression Glass Tablescape

This is a gorgeous pattern, one of the prettiest depression glass and you won't go wrong with it. One of the best things about it is you can have just a few pieces, mix them in with your dinnerware and have a super conversation starter and a unique look.

We specialize in Cameo and have a great selection for you.  I'll be glad to help you pick a great gift or a special piece for yourself.  Shop here for Cameo depression glass.


Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom Green Depression Glass Sherbet

Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette
Date Produced: 1930 to 1939
Colors: Pink, green, Delphite (opaque blue), and a little jadeite, clear and red.


Chinex and Cremax Depression Glass

”MacBeth

Chinex and Cremax Depression Glass

Maker: MacBeth Evans
Date Produced: Late 1930s into the 1940s
Colors: MacBeth Evans made several variations of translucent creamy colored glass with different rim designs and decorations. The one shown is Cremax.


Colonial Knife and Fork Depression Glass

”Colonial

Colonial Knife and Fork Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking
Date Produced: 1934 to 1936
Colors: Pink, green, clear and vitrock (opaque white).


Columbia Depression Glass

”Columbia

Columbia Depression Glass

Maker: Federal
Date Produced: 1938 to 1942
Colors: Clear with a few pieces in pink.

Federal made this interesting pattern in the last part of the depression era when styles were swinging back to more geometric motifs from the lovely mold etched designs. You can find our Columbia depression glass here.


Cube Cubist Depression Glass

”Cube

Cube Cubist Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette
Date Produced: 1929 to 1933
Colors: Pink, green and a few pieces in clear.

Cube is one of the earliest depression glass patterns.  It resembles Fostoria American or Indiana Whitehall, but you can easily tell them apart by the glass quality and piece shapes.  Fostoria made very little pink or green American.  Indiana made Whitehall in several non-depression colors.

This is a classic design that adds a lot of sparkle to your home.  Imagine this little piece on your windowsill sparkling in the sun.


Diana Depression Glass

”Diana

Diana Depression Glass

Maker: Federal
Date Produced: 1937 to 1941
Colors: Clear, amber, pink and some with gold or platinum trims.

The platinum trimmed pieces, like the little demitasse set shown, are really special.  Classy!


Dogwood Depression Glass

”Dogwood

Dogwood Appleblossom Depression Glass

Maker: MacBeth Evans
Date Produced: 1929 to 1932
Colors: Pink with some green, monax white, crystal and a piece or two in yellow.

Dogwood is one of my favorite patterns and we have some nice pieces for you here. I love the brocade look of the big flowers.  The flower blossoms and leaves are raised on the glass and the effect is stunning!


Doric Depression Glass

”Doric

Doric Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette
Date Produced: 1935 to 1938
Colors: Pink, green, a few pieces in delphite opaque blue, ultramarine, yellow and clear.


Doric and Pansy Depression Glass

”Doric&

Doric and Pansy Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette
Date Produced: 1937 to 1938
Colors: Ultramarine, some pink and clear.

 

”Doric&

We recently purchased a big set of Doric & Pansy ultramarine depression glass.  It's lovely.  The teal color is rich and the design of pansies and squares is appealing and fun.  We have so many unusual pieces that are hard to find like the butter dish.  The salad plates sold immediately so don't delay shopping our selection!


Floral Poinsettia Depression Glass

”Floral

Floral Poinsettia Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette
Date Produced: 19317 to 1935
Colors: Pink, green, a few pieces in other colors.

Floral or Poinsettia is one of the patterns we carry here.  This pattern has an interesting history with its nickname. 

Floral Poinsettia Pink Depression Glass Table for Two

Jeannette called this pattern Foral and collectors nicknamed it Poinsettia, thinking that's what the pattern is.  The flowers look more like passion flowers and the leaves are definitely not poinsettia leaves!  Remember that back in the depression era poinsettias were rather rare and special plants, not common like they are today.    

”Floral

Both the pink and green glass are very pretty.  I especially like how the Floral pieces are finished.  Jeannette did a great job with this pattern!  Take a look at the rim on this bowl.  The pattern is on the rim and the center has big flowers too.  Wonderful.


Floragold Louisa Depression Glass

”Floragold

Floragold Louisa Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette
Date Produced: 1931 to 1935
Colors: Iridescent marigold

Strictly speaking Floragold is not true depression glass because it was made in the 1950s, but collectors commonly consider it depression glass. The designs and piece shape are remeniscent of depression glass.


Florentine Poppy Depression Glass

”Florentine

Florentine Poppy Depression Glass

Maker: Hazel Atlas
Date Produced: 1932 to 1935
Colors: Green, topaz yellow, pink, clear, a few pieces of blue

We specialize in Florentine here. The glass has poppies strewn all over it, giving the nickname "Poppy".

You'll find two different shapes in Florentine.  Florentine #1 cups are rounded with round handles and scallops on the foot.  Plates and bowls have a scalloped rim.  The pink sugar bowl shown below is Florentine #1.

 

”Florentine

Florentine #2 cups have angular handles like the green cup shown.  The footed pieces have smooth, round feet and plates are smooth and don't have a separate flat rim.  I've found the #2 shapes are less prone to nicks.

Of course you can combine the two Florentine patterns.  This table setting uses Florentine #1 cups with Florentine 2 plates and bowls.  The combination looks great, and you can combine different colors which blend well.

Florentine Poppy Green Depression Glass


Fortune Depression Glass

”Fortune

Fortune Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking
Date Produced: 1937 to 1938
Colors: Pink and clear.


Georgian Lovebirds Depression Glass

”Georgian

Georgian Lovebirds Depression Glass

Maker: Federal
Date Produced: 1931 to 1936
Colors: Green with some amber and clear.

Georgian Lovebirds is one of my favorite patterns. We specialize in Georgian Lovebirds and have a super selection for you to shop.  You can set a lovely table with Georgian.  This first tablescape combines Georgian that are easy to find, like the plates with Thumbprint tumblers and basic green sherbets.  I like to use less expensive common glass, like the sherbets, with the more costly depression pattern glass.  Nice, yes.

Georgian Lovebirds Green Depression Glass Place Setting

This next tablescape combines Georgian with blue Aurora and Moderntone depression glass from Hazel Atlas.  I love the blue and green together.  It is pure summertime bliss.

Georgian Green with Blue Depression Glass Table

Federal Georgian has rims with alternating medallions of birds and baskets that are connected by swags and big medallions in the centers.  The tumblers only have baskets and you can find dinner plates that have no birds or baskets! 


Holiday Buttons and Bows Depression Glass

”Holiday

Holiday Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette Glass
Date Produced: 1947 to 1949
Colors: Mostly pink with some iridescent and clear.

Jeannette's Holiday is not truly depression glass since it was made in the 1940s but it slips in based on the colors and the style. It's a molded design with lots of surface texture. The pink is a lovely clear color.


Iris and Herringbone Depression Glass

”Iris

Iris and Herringbone Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette Glass
Date Produced: 1928 to 1932
Colors: Clear, iridescent and later in the 1950s and 1970s fired on colors.

A few pieces of Iris have been reproduced.  Look out for reproduced tumblers and dinner plates. 


Lorain Basket Depression Glass

”Lorain

Lorain Depression Glass

Maker: Indiana Glass
Date Produced: 1929 to 1932
Colors: Green and yellow and a few pieces of crystal.

Here is a link to a tablescape we did with all Lorain green depression glass, and just one picture from that to give you an idea how gorgeous this glass is. We specialize in Lorain and have it here.

”Lorain


Manhattan Depression Glass

”Manhattan

Manhattan Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1938 to 1943
Colors: Mostly clear with some pink and a few pieces of Royal Ruby.


Mayfair Open Rose Depression Glass

”Mayfair

Mayfair Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1931 to 1937
Colors: Mostly pink, green, blue and yellow with many more pieces in pink than any other color. While Hocking made over half the pieces in yellow it is scarce.

We specialize in Mayfair here and have several pieces in pink and green for you to choose from.  I like to combine Mayfair with other glass.

This tablescape is all pink, combining pink Sharon and pink Mayfair.  Both patterns have roses; think of this as your pink roses table.

Mayfair Open Rose and Sharon Pink Depression Glass Table

This next table is one of my favorites, with Cameo yellow, Mayfair green, Miss America pink and Tiffin crystal.

Cameo Yellow, Mayfair Green and Miss America Pink Depression Glass


Miss America Depression Glass

”Miss

Miss America Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1935 to 1938
Colors: Mostly pink and clear with a few pieces of green, ice blue and ruby.

Miss America is one of our top patterns and we have several pieces available for you.  All the footed pieces have square bottoms.  The Miss America bowls and plates have wide smooth rims with the diamond band on the underside like the bowl shown.  You can have fun with Miss America and I'll be glad to work with you on the right piece for yourself or a gift for someone special.


Moderntone Depression Glass

”Moderntone

Moderntone Depression Glass

Maker: Hazel Atlas
Date Produced: 1934 to 1942
Colors: Cobalt blue, amethyst, some clear, pink and fired on colors

If you like blue glass, then consider Moderntone.  It is one of the most available patterns and Hazel Atlas made a ton of pieces.  Having so many to choose from makes it fun to collect Moderntone.  It is also less expensive than many other blue patterns, always a welcome point.


Newport Hairpin Depression Glass

”Newport

Newport Depression Glass

Maker: Hazel Atlas
Date Produced: 1936 to 1940
Colors: Amethyst, blue, with a few pieces of pink.

Newport is one of the few patterns that are readily available in amethyst.  Collectors nicknamed this Hairpin - can you tell why?  We have a few pieces for you here.


Normandie Depression Glass

”Normandie

Normandie Bouquet & Lattice Depression Glass

Maker: Federal Glass
Date Produced: 1933 to 1940
Colors: Amber, pink, iridescent and a few pieces in clear and green.

I've a soft spot for Normandie because the first piece of depression glass I bought was a Normandie dinner plate. You can find the iridescent quite often.  If you enjoy the iridescent then be sure to check for wear.

Check out our Normandie depression glass selection.


Number 612, Horseshoe Depression Glass

”Horseshoe

Horseshoe Depression Glass

Maker: Indiana Glass
Date Produced: 1933 to 1940
Colors: Green and yellow with some pink and clear.

Poor Horseshoe.  Indiana Glass didn't give this pretty pattern a name; they just called it number. The name Horseshoe is perfect given the motif.  Horseshoe isn't as easy to find as some depression glass patterns so be sure to see our listings.


Number 618, Pineapple and Floral Depression Glass

”Pineapple

Pineapple and Floral Depression Glass

Maker: Indiana Glass
Date Produced: 1932 to 1937
Colors: Clear, with some amber and other colors that are scarce.


Old Cafe Depression Glass

”Old

Old Cafe Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1936 to 1940
Colors: Clear, pink with some Royal Ruby.


Old Colony Depression Glass

”Old

Old Colony Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1935 to 1938
Colors: Pink, clear with a few pieces of green.

You might see this pattern called Laced Edge.


Old English Depression Glass

”Old

Old English Depression Glass

Maker: Indiana Glass
Date Produced: Late 1920s
Colors: Amber and green, some pink and other colors .

Old English is a gorgeous depression glass pattern which is better quality than some.  It's pretty in both the amber and green.

Oyster and Pearl Depression Glass

”Oyster

Oyster and Pearl Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1938 to 1940
Colors: Pink, clear, some Royal Ruby and white with pink or green fired on.


Parrot Depression Glass

”Parrot

Parrot Depression Glass

Maker: Federal Glass
Date Produced: 1931 to 1932
Colors: Green with some amber. My book says a few pieces in clear or blue.

Parrot, also called Sylvan, is pretty, hard to find, and one of the more expensive patterns in this guide. It isn't for everyone. The pattern is fun with a couple noisy parrots squawking under palm trees.  We have a few pieces for you.


Patrician Depression Glass

”Patrician

Patrician Depression Glass

Maker: Federal Glass
Date Produced: 1933 to 1937
Colors: Amber, green with some pink and clear.

Patrician has a big center motif like a wheel, which gave the nickname Spoke. The one thing to watch for is inner rim roughness.

We specialize in Patrician Depression Glass so be sure to come shop with us.  We like to be your favorite glass store. 


Petalware Depression Glass

”Petalware

Petalware Depression Glass

Maker: MacBeth Evans
Date Produced: 1930 to 1950
Colors: Pink, monax white, clear, some blue and many decorated pieces.

The pink and white are fairly easy to find and not at all expensive.  I buy Petalware frequently and you'll want to check our store out when you're ready to get a few pieces.


Pillar Optic Depression Glass

”Pillar

Pillar Optic Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1937 to 1942
Colors: Mostly pink, crystal and green with a few pieces of Royal Ruby.


Princess Depression Glass

”Princess

Princess Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1931 to 1935
Colors: Mostly pink, green, topaz yellow with a few pieces of light blue.

Princess, pretty Princess is square shaped with a lovely center medallion and scrolls on the rim that look like draperies.

There have been candy jars reproduced in odd colors of dark green (instead of the lovely light Hocking green), cobalt and amber.

Here is the correct shade of green. The platter shows the pattern well, especially on the rim.

We specialize in Princess and have a good stock. You'll want to come shop with us when you're ready to add a piece or two.

”Princess


Queen Mary Depression Glass

”Queen

Queen Mary Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1936 to 1949
Colors: Mostly pink and clear with a few pieces of Royal Ruby.

Hocking's Queen Mary is especially nice in clear. Check the ribs as well as the rims for damage.


Radiance Depression Glass

”Radiance

Radiance Depression Glass

Maker: New Martinsville
Date Produced: 1936 to 1939
Colors: Amber, red, cobalt, light blue, clear, pink and emerald green.

Isn't this little cordial cute?  It's the only goblet form in Radiance and the amber is wonderfully warm and friendly.

Ribbon Depression Glass

”Ribbon

Ribbon Depression Glass

Maker: Hazel Atlas
Date Produced: 1930s
Colors: Green, and you may find clear, pink or black.


Rosemary Dutch Rose Depression Glass

”Rosemary

Rosemary Depression Glass

Maker: Federal Glass
Date Produced: 1930s
Colors: Amber, green and pink. Amber is the easiest to find.


Roulette Depression Glass

”Roulette

Roulette Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1935 to 1938
Colors: Green and pink and clear.


Royal Lace Depression Glass

”Royal

Royal Lace Depression Glass

Maker: Hazel Atlas
Date Produced: 1934 to 1941
Colors: Green, blue, pink and clear.

Royal Lace plates have rims with sharply defined inner edges. These can get small nicks and rough spots so be sure to check for inner rim roughness.

You have many pieces to choose among, including a full dinnerware set, several tumblers, pitchers, candle holders and accessory pieces. Royal Lace is one of the more expensive depression glass patterns. You can control your costs by blending colors and picking the pieces you want. For example, there are two candle holders, the one shown below and another with a rolled rim that is more costly.

”Royal

 

S Pattern or Stippled Rose Band Depression Glass

”S

S Pattern or Stippled Rose Band Depression Glass

Maker: MacBeth Evans
Date Produced: 1930 to 1933
Colors: Yellow, amber, clear and clear with trims.


Sharon Cabbage Rose Depression Glass

”Sharon

Sharon Depression Glass

Maker: Federal Glass
Date Produced: 1935 to 1939
Colors: Amber, pink, green and a few pieces of clear.

If Sharon is your favorite then you are in good company. It is one of the most popular and sought after patterns.

Sharon has been reproduced but you will have no trouble spotting fakes. The green and blue are simply wrong colors. The cheese dish, candy jar, shakers creamer and sugar are the only pieces said to be reproduced and they just look wrong. The candy jar shown is the real depression glass. If you decide to collect Sharon protect yourself by learning the tell-tale signs to distinguish real from reproductions.

I love Sharon and will be glad to help you find just the right piece for yourself or a gift..


Swirl or Petal Swirl Depression Glass

”Swirl

Swirl or Petal Swirl Depression Glass

Maker: Jeannette Glass
Date Produced: 1937 to 1938
Colors: Ultramarine (teal), pink, some delphite opaque blue, amber and ice blue.

Swirl is a neat pattern that looks plain until you see a few pieces together. Then it pops. The ultramarine is especially pretty. You can combine the ultramarine and pink together for a spectacular table.

Swirl Ultramarine and Pink Depression Glass Fostoria Lido Etched Stemware


Waterford Waffle Depression Glass

”Waterford

Waterford Waffle Depression Glass

Maker: Hocking Glass
Date Produced: 1937 to 1938
Colors: Clear, pink, a few pieces in other colors.


Windsor Depression Glass

”Windsor

Maker: Jeannette Glass
Date Produced: 1936 to 1946
Colors: Clear, pink and green. There were a few pieces in other colors.

Jeannette made a gazillion pieces in Windsor, especially in clear.  The pink is especially pretty.

 


I hope you enjoyed reading about depression glass. There are other patterns plus a whole world of elegant glass, from Fostoria, Cambridge, Tiffin and others. We'll show lots of different glass in our newsletter that comes out every two weeks. You can sign up here.