During the 1920s, 19th-century pattern-glass manufacturers such as McKee, Heisey, and Fostoria struggled as the real thing from Waterford and Baccarat, among other European manufacturers, became relatively inexpensive and plentiful in the United States. 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.
One of the biggest names in Depression glass was Hocking, which became Anchor Hocking in 1937. During the 1930s, Hocking was able to produce 90 pieces of glassware per minute, which meant it could sell a pair of Depression glass tumblers for only a nickel.
Contemporary collectors look for Depression-era Hocking in rare color-pattern combinations, or for limited-run pieces. For example, Hocking’s Cameo pattern was quiet common when ...
Hazel-Atlas was known for a subtle, ring pattern called Moderntone, which was mostly produced in cobalt and amethyst but can also be found in pink. Indiana Glass made bowls, plates, and tumblers in crystal and amber, but rare blue pieces occasionally turn up. Jeannette was known for its iridescent Floragold and translucent Floral patterns, the rarest of which are the footed, Floral compotes in pink or green.
Finally, before it became a part of Corning in 1936, Macbeth-Evans made a lot of Dogwood tableware in pink (“Wild Rose”) and green (“Apple Blossom”). Pink pitchers in the American Sweetheart style are especially sought-after.
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Kansas Wheat Festival will see changes in 2013Wellington Daily News, May 23rd
Attendance for the festival could potentially be up across the board, with the two aforementioned changes, along with the National Depression Glass Museum having a convention during the Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Hansel-Williams said the...Read more
National Depression Glass Association to hold convention in WellingtonKansas.com, May 23rd
For those who have a Depression glass collection, this convention might be as close to heaven as it comes. The National Depression Glass Association is holding its annual convention July 11-14 in Wellington, site of the National Glass Museum. Thirty...Read more
Exhibits and extended shopping May 25 along San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine Record, May 22nd
Antique collectibles, furniture, outdoor decor and vintage jewelry will be on view. Uptown Antiques, 63 San Marco Ave., 824-9156: Antiques and jewelry will available. A large collection of Depression Glass and one-of-a-kind chandeliers also will be...Read more
Local Early American Glass Club celebrates 75th anniversaryMarshalltown Times Republican, May 18th
From Depression glass to glass yard art to Waterford Crystal, the glass on display at the Early American Glass Club's 75th anniversary was as unique as the 30 members themselves. Present for the special event in the club's history were veteran members...Read more
Bulletin BoardSun-Sentinel, May 18th
The South Florida Depression Glass Club, 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Multi-Purpose Adult Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-964-8073. Stir, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Studio 18 in the Pines, 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines. Free. Call 954-961-6067...Read more
Tatum opens antique shopNews of Orange County, May 15th
Denise has filled the space with beautiful antiques, like steamer trunks, mahogany furniture, and Depression glass, turning the place into her own shop, Timeless Treasures. “Some of these things are mine, some came from an auction, and most came from a...Read more
Cajun groundhog prognostication hits the markThe Daily Iberian, May 15th
It was the amber Depression glass serving bowl that Grandma used to put the dressing in, covered with aluminum foil. Sure enough that next year when the Grandma's oyster dressing was made by Alaina, it was perfect. Amazing how a bowl can make the...Read more
Treasure Hunting: Old vases flatter spring flowersPoughkeepsie Journal, May 12th
Its direct competitor, Silver Crest (workers from Heintz left that company to launch Silver Crest), did similar designs. These pieces fit right in with a mission-style or country home. Colorful depression glass vases, from a later period, can offer a...Read more