Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Depression! Glass, That Is

 At the auction Saturday, I was the lucky winner of a box of green Depression glass. I thought you might like to see what was in the box.

I think this is my favorite piece. I have no idea what it might have been used for. It's fairly tall and has an interesting crosshatch pattern. I think it is probably Hazel Atlas glass because of the bright color and the thickness of the glass. Do you think you might know its use? It's too big for a sherbet glass.


 A nice set of Hazel Atlas Block Optic plates; only one of these has a chip in it. Shoot, even the dishes on my shelf have more than that.


Hazel Atlas was a prolific manufacturer until the 1950's or so. These two juice glasses are in the Moderntone pattern.

I don't know the maker of this delicate serving bowl. The pretty tab handles really add something, don't they?


I loved these candleholders--then found one of them had been repaired. Did it change how I felt about them? Not really. Their color is so intense it would be hard not to love them. I wish I had a black light--did you know that many pieces of green Depression glass (called Vaseline glass) will glow neon in a black light?


This bowl is marked with the H over the A which means Hazel Atlas (not Anchor Hocking as many people think--that's a different mark). It's heavy green glass, perfect for mixing, serving or what-have-you.

The maker of this shaker is not known to me either. There is only one, not a pair, but isn't it pretty! It's tall too, about 6 inches.

There are more pieces in the box; this is just a few of them. I'm listing most on eBay because 1. I have no room for them, and 2. I need to make some money :) But to have had them for even a little while makes me happy, and I hope they find good homes with collectors or others who love the old glass.

Which reminds me: a few weeks ago I found a rare old Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) goblet at a yard sale for a dollar. I listed it on eBay (although I really hated to part with it) and it sold quickly. The lady who bought it is thrilled to have it. I am thrilled to have found and identified it; the person I bought it from was happy to get rid of it. This is why I love re-selling--connecting those who collect with the items they seek. Such fun!

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11 comments:

Mamabug said...

Susanna these pieces are beautiful. I only own one small piece of the green and I love it. Hope they all sell quickly for you.

JJM said...

Shrimp cocktail? That first item, I mean.--Mario

Nance said...

I am GREEN with envy, Sue. I love them all but especially the shaker. I have a few green Depression pieces, from my Mama. And I must remember to ck to see if the H or the A is first -- so I'll know the maker. I always think "Anchor Hocking" . . .

Angel said...

Could the piece in the first picture be a compote dish? That's my best guess anyway. :)

Rowan said...

You have some really nice items here, I like green glas. Hope you manage to sell them all:)

Granny Sue said...

Mamabug, I was stunned to get these at such a low price. I guess everyone else there had a stockpile of green glass or something.

Angel, a compote might be exactly what it is--I can't think what else it could be for.

Granny Sue said...

It could be a shrimp cocktail glass, Mario, but it seems too large for that-aren't they usually smaller?

Two small juice glasses sold as soon as I listed them, Rowan, so I am hopeful the others will sell quickly too :)

Granny Sue said...

Nance, wouldn't you and I have fun going out looking for stuff? One day I'm gonna get out your way.

JJM said...

I may be misremembering the measurements you gave on eBay (or been looking at the wrong piece) -- five inches across, I think it was, and some five high. Angel's suggestion of compote is definitely a possibility, though.

Carolyn Stearns said...

I was picturing the flare top piece full of orange melon balls before I even read comments. Fun auction finds!

Nance said...

or Sue, you come here or I'll "come home" to my Mama's birth place and we'll scour the shops in West Va.

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