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Depression Glass307 of 649Possible depression glass - pinkDepression glass
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Bigsarge
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    Antique is a hard word to define but I, and many others, define it as anything made 100 or more years ago (anything after that is considered vintage). Of course this is constantly changing. Identifying any antique glass is simple. First, see if the glass is marked, finding a mark is the first thing to look for when buying ANY antique, period. If you cannot see the mark check the bottom and sides (look closer, use a MAGNIFYING glass if necessary). Many times the mark may be very faint, so use the reflection of the light you are using to aid you. If you've found a mark, great! You can find the company who made the glass by using a glassmaker marks book. Or use an internet search engine to look up the mark. I recommend looking the mark up in a book, it is easier and faster but the internet is a good alternative if you don't have glass identification books laying around.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      All of these look moulded to my eye. A shot of the base will give it away for sure.
    2. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      the handled bowl/nappy is Imperial Glass 'Cape Cod', c.1930s-80s
    3. fixitjmc fixitjmc, 5 years ago
      The creamer in the first picture appears to be Anchor Hocking moonstone, not sure about dating.
    4. Bigsarge Bigsarge, 5 years ago
      Thanks TallCakes and Fixitlmc
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      Elson made a hobnail pattern with that handle and ruffled edge that others may have reproduced
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      I am not in the 100 year old club myself as far as considering something antique. I would say depression glass from the 30s are antiques. Matchbox cars from the 60s are collectibles.
      Great pieces. Love the frosted edges.
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Very nice, love the first one.
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Love muchly that first piece!

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