One of the biggest names in. If you have friends or family members who are interested in antiques, bottles, fruit jars, insulators, tableware or other types of vintage glass, please consider sharing this site with them on Facebook or other social media sites. The reproduced inside rim slopes inward toward the center of the plate. If you have knowledge of other patterns or pieces of depression glass reproductions not list here please contact us. Also be aware that many gift and craft shops carry newer cobalt blue glass that might be confused with older pieces once they reach the secondary market.
Mayfair reproduction cookie jars; the base has a very indistinct design, which is smooth and faint. You can pick up miniature vases for a few dollars each and vintage bottles that once held liquid medicines and ointments in a range of shapes for a little more. Most of this glassware was made in the Ohio River Valley of the United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century. Collectors fare a little better shopping online, but still pay a premium for the rarer pieces like canisters and measuring cups. This particular American Sweetheart cup and saucer was produced around 1930 to 1936. Dating between 1934 and 1936, this colonial butter dish was made by Hocking Glass Company.
Blue depression glass after it has been cleaned. It stands for union and being united. Reproduction cookie jars also contain a large amount of bubbles and imperfections on the bottom with poor molding and a very weak pattern. The pattern at the bottom of the reproduction tumblers is brief and almost non-existent in the center curve of the glass bottom. Its history, its story, its journey and the uses and lifestyles of Depression-Glass today.
First reproduction tumblers had plain bottoms without the four-pointed design. It is worthy to remember that all the glass wares of the depression were produced en-mass so that they can be made available as cheap as possible. Cereal bowls bearing lovable film star's likenesses are the hardest to find in excellent condition, but there are still plenty of milk pitchers available on the secondary market. Some of these pieces were given away at carnivals or fairs, as a prize for throwing a coin accurately if you managed to get it to land inside a piece of glassware, or to win another type of prize at the booth. This green glass piece is the cone shape.
If you own a piece from your great-grandmother handed down in the family over several generations, it's probably the real thing. Values provided in this guide are for glassware pieces in excellent to mint condition unless otherwise noted. Reproduction dinner plates are pointed outward upside down V on the extreme outer edge of the pattern. The new bottom on the reproductions is perfectly smooth. New shakers in Madrid are short and heavy. Butter reproductions have only one band encircling the bottom edge of the butter top; Pink and green were the only two original colors for butter dishes. These are strictly reproduction pieces.
Although a collector can probably still start and complete a set of these dishes, they should plan on spending years searching for pieces and thousands of dollars in the process. The books have been widely reprinted since the 1970s, and are chock full of great background information and photos— describing many patterns and pieces, and including reprints of various glass catalog pages, info on glass companies of that era, etc. Protruding edges beneath the tops are squared off juts, not rounded scallops. Smith Glass Company, and Westmoreland Glass Company. Please click here to go to my Click here to go to my pages on Hi Rena, Relax. Cup reproductions are free of design in the area of the bottom left, the canal centered leaves, and thick top to cup handle as opposed to the original triangle grasp point.
Although much of this type of glass is of low to medium quality for instance, because of molding flaws , Depression glass has been highly collectible since the 1960s, but with the market fluctuating somewhat……. Bottom reproduction pitchers have diamond next to the foot, which squash into elongated diamonds. The most common and popular colors produced were light to medium green, pink, and amber usually a light yellow-amber , along with clear glass. The few that have survived to the present day are highly sought out in the market. One of the most common colors of Depression-era glass is a light to medium green, which often does contain a very small amount of Uranium, just enough to cause that type of glass to glow under a blacklight as well. The most important companies to produce Depression glassware include: , Hocking Glass Company and later , Federal Glass Company, Indiana Glass Company, MacBeth-Evans Glass Company, Jeannette Glass Company, Imperial Glass Company, Lancaster Glass Company, U. I will add a caption to the picture.
Original pitchers diamonds are noticeably smaller and retain their diamond shape. During the 1920s, 19th-century manufacturers such as McKee, , and struggled as the real thing from and , among other European manufacturers, became relatively inexpensive and plentiful in the United States. Some of the most common pieces in a plentiful pattern may sell for only a few dollars, but rare pieces in certain patterns can sell for hundreds of dollars at depression glass shows. Afterward the non-dated variety appeared. Most of the Elegant glassware manufacturers had closed by the end of the 1950s, when cheap glassware and imported china replaced Elegant glass.
If you know what Depression Glass pattern you have, use the Glass Pattern Directory on the left to learn more about your pattern. Some of the patterns that are common to blue depression glass are avocado, block optic, etc. The reproduction leaf is hollow with veins molded in. Cookie Jar reproductions do not have the mold seam found in originals which bisect the center of the pattern one side, and runs across the knob and bisects the pattern on the opposite side. Some businesses would give away one piece of glassware to each customer just for coming in the door. Due to its popularity as a collectible, authentic Depression glass is gradually becoming more scarce on the open market, although auction sites such as ebay have revealed large quantities of pieces in various patterns that had previously been unavailable to the average collector with only local or regional antique shops and flea markets to browse through for finds. They are two different types of glass.
But when the Great Depression hit, Americans once again turned to pattern glass, which we know today as Depression glass, for entertaining and everyday use. Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business if the goods purchased are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match the seller's description. Iris coaster has this particular feature. Nearly all companies made their product in this unique color. This was a strategy that allowed many of these businesses to increases their sales during the depression era. There are also full sets of four to six cups and saucers that come up on the market from time to time. Cobalt blue Royal Lace lives up to its name with an ultra frilly pattern and prices fit for a king in many instances.