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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Retiring staff at Denver Community SchoolsDenver Forum, June 18th
They have antique lamps, Depression glass and dishes, her dad's old car parts, and much more that could be sold. Miss J is glad to see Mrs. Victoria take over the middle school/high school art program. She is excited to see what direction Mrs. Victoria...Read more
Nashville Glass Show To Feature Display Of Fostoria Crown CollectionThe Chattanoogan, June 17th
A colorful glass display, seminars, and a building full of American-made glass and pottery will highlight the 14th annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale in Nashville. The show will be July 20-21 in the Exhibitor Building at the Tennessee...Read more
Bulletin BoardSun-Sentinel, June 14th
The South Florida Depression Glass Club, 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Multi-Purpose Adult Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-964-8073. State of the City Address, 7 p.m. at Pembroke Pines Commission Chambers, 10100 Pines Blvd. Free. Call 954-435-6505...Read more
You can get your antique glass appraised at this year's glass showBelleville News Democrat, June 5th
In addition, the National Depression Glass Association will exhibit part of its national collection and the Illinois-Missouri Glass & China Club will set up several displays highighing patterns and uses of glassware and dinnerware. Wondering if that...Read more
Glass Fusions - Texture, Color, LightLima Ohio, June 4th
The show will feature glass artwork, such as: jewelry, art glass bowls, collectible Depression glass works, new fused glass portraits, and much more. Beth began her art career exploring many types of mediums—from oil painting, acrylic painting, and...Read more
Old Morgantown Glass Collectors Gild Hosts 24th Convention ShowWBOY-TV, June 2nd
The Convention Show and Sale of Morgantown allows the public to purchase and learn about elegant depression glass. The Old Morgantown Glass Collectors Gild has been holding the event for the public for 24 years. Several different vendors come to the ...Read more
Lecture, exhibit of depression glass at libraryGarden City News, May 23rd
An example of Depression glass The Big Apple Depression Glass Club will display machine produced American glassware from the mid 1920's-30's in the Garden City Public Library's showcases during June 1-25, 2013. The exhibit will include: tableware, ...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