Featured Pink Depression Glass Glasses

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by AntiqueHobbit, May 15, 2019.

  1. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    So we got these as part of an estate sale lot and can’t find them in any of our books. Or online for that matter. We asked about them in a depression glass Facebook group and they seemed to think they might even be older than normal depression glass or something called elegant era depression glass. I dunno, not my specialty. Frankly I thought they looked 50s or 60s deco style. Any thoughts? Anyone know the pattern name or who made them?
  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Can't help with what matters, but look like sherbet & parfait/sundae glasses to me, rather than something to drink out of.
  3. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    The decoration is cut, they are Elegant glass of the Depression era. I cannot ID them, not my cuppa.
  4. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    Even just the positive ID on the type of glass they are helps. Thanks!
    i need help, Lucille.b, judy and 2 others like this.
  5. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Can't id them but they would make a nice table setting for a bridal shower.
  6. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    And they do! Years ago, I had some gorgeous pink, elegant depression glass: different-sized plates, several kinds of water & wine glasses, and various serving pieces. I held a small luncheon for my friend and her bridesmaids, with all the pink laid out on a pale yellow damask tablecloth, and pink and yellow flowers here and there.

    "Twas lovely!! :) And, oddly enough, there were five of us.
  7. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    That sounds wonderful! I wish I could have attended. ;)

    Very pretty glasses!
  8. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    I would think these could go back into the 1920s color popularity. The optic panel glass seems to be be more from that period. you might find the blank in Weatherman Bk2. The decoration could have been done by somebody other than the glass maker.
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  9. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    I didn’t even know that was a thing. If someone did it after the fact they REALLY knew what they were doing, they’re all super precise.
    We’ve got multiple people trying to buy these and honestly we don’t even know what to ask. Appreciate the help. Assuming someone aside from the glass maker etched them does that damage the value significantly?
  10. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    As said, these are cut, not etched. The frosted parts were not polished.
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  11. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    Gotcha I see what you mean. So it’s possible someone cut them after they were produced. Does that happen a lot? they are SUPER precise if that’s what happened the patterns are meticulously done. Was that common practice? Would it hurt or help the value do you think?
  12. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    Aw crap... accidentally deleted the album and now the site says I’m out of storage and can’t post them again...
  13. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

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    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

  15. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    It was a very common practice for companies to buy glassware from a company & them add their own decoration. They would do the cutting, etching, silver/gold overlay, painting, etc.

    Pink stemware is still very popular & has always sold well for me.
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  16. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    Gotcha, thanks for that info! Out of curiosity what do you normally ask for is? We’re really new to all this and don’t know what the market dictates for stuff like this. If you had these sets what would you ask for them?
    i need help likes this.
  17. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Why don't you run it as a silent auction? People write in their maximum bid and the highest wins.
    i need help likes this.
  18. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    It’s being suggested this might be HC Fry Glass?
  19. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    They do not look like Fry to me.
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