Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Company, and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west United States where more than twenty manufacturers made more than 100 patterns. Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber. Less common colors include yellow (canary), ultra marine, jadeite (opaque pale green), delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red (ruby & royal ruby), black, amethyst, monax, and white (milk glass).
Jeannette Floragold 9" Clear Press Pedestal Compote 03-472-44 40.00 This beautiful compote is in great condition with no cracks, chips or nicks. The extremely clear crystal glass rings nicely, indicating lead content, which gave greater clarity and weight than non-lead. By the end of the 1950's fewer...Add to CartDetails
Vintage Hazel Atlas Green Ringed Depression Glass Shaker with lid not a reproduction - measuring 3 5/8" tall & 1 1/2" across the bottom with no chips, cracks, or repairs lid is well worn. ISP-K 25.00 not a reproduction - measuring 3 5/8" tall & 1 1/2" across the bottom with no chips, cracks, or repairs...Add to CartDetails
RARE 1930s-40s 11 Hole Green Depression Glass Vaseline Frog Insert measures approx. 3 x 1 1/2 and has a beautiful glow. One small chip and one rough edge spot but in great over all condition. Chutes are in good condition with no cracks or chips just a small rough edge on one. Some manufacturers bubbling...Add to CartDetails
Rare Depression Glass Iridescent Green Butter Dish & Lid Floral Poinsettia - No chips or cracks or hair lines. Jeannette Glass Company 1931-1935 - Approx. 9 H x 5 W - 01.359 440.00Add to CartDetails
Vintage Antique Uranium Green Depression Citrus Juice Reamer - Vaseline -w/ pouring spout lip and tab handle no seed troughs. Measures 9 in (25 cm) across and 3.75 in tall (8.25 cm) - some chipping which is more common then not for these pieces 02.150 As Is 30.00Add to CartDetails
Vintage Antique Uranium Green Depression Citrus Juice Reamer Vaseline -with pouring spout lip, handle and raised seed troughs. Measures 6 in (15 cm) across and 3.75 in tall (8.25 cm). Has a chip on the spout & the tab handle but none to the middle reamer which is rare. US02.77.A As Is 60.00Add to CartDetails
Rare Single Depression Glass Amber Madrid Candle Holder F290-N 95.00 4 1/2" base no chips no cracks. - Approx. Size 4 1/2" base, height about 3 1/2". Depression Glass is Machine-pressed, tinted or clear glassware that was mass-produced in the US from the late 1920s to the 1940s and often used as giveaways...Add to CartDetails