Ready for Another Square Depression Glass Pattern? Meet Adam

Jeannette Glass made Adam during the early part of the depression era, when mold etched patterns were in vogue.  Adam reminds me a little of Hocking’s Princess (covered in this post) because it too has small designs on the wide rims and the main motif is in the center.

Adam Green Depression Glass Relish Dish

Adam Green Depression Glass Relish Dish

I’m not sure what the plumes in the big motif are – feathers? Fern fronds?  Ostrich plumes? The ovals are leaves, that’s clear.  The green dish doesn’t show the pretty flowers on the rim very well.    You can see it better on this cup.

Adam Pink Depression Glass Cup

Adam Pink Depression Glass Cup

Adam pieces like bowls, vases, sugar bowls, candy dishes, all have wide collars.  Oddly, I have not had much problem with the outside corners on these pieces getting chipped – you would think they would be nick magnets – maybe because people took extra care with them.

Adam Pink Covered Candy Dish

Adam Pink Covered Candy Dish

Instead Adam bowls get nicks on the inside rim. Even bowls that don’t stack easily get nicks.

Adam Pink Depression Glass 5 Inch Fruit Bowl

Adam Pink Depression Glass 5 Inch Fruit Bowl

Photos of the plates make it look like they also have definite inner rims to get chipped, but in fact the dinner and lunch plates tend to have smooth inner curves that are much less prone to damage.

Adam Pink Depression Glass Grill Plate from Replacements

Adam Pink Depression Glass Grill Plate from Replacements

Tumblers and pitchers have square-ish feet. I love this look!

Jeannette Adam Green Depression Glass Footed Tumbler from Replacements

Jeannette Adam Green Depression Glass Footed Tumbler from Replacements

Jeannette made a full Adam dinner set in pink and green, plus many interesting accessory pieces like a candle holder, candy dish (the covered piece above), pitcher, a vase. Pink and green are the most common with a few pieces of yellow, crystal and even blue. This candle holder is rare.

Jeannette Adam Blue Candle Holder from Replacements

Jeannette Adam Blue Candle Holder from Replacements

Finding some of these in perfect condition can be a bit challenging, and prices reflect that. This vase on Replacements is $500.

Adam Pink Depression Glass Vase from Replacements

Adam Pink Depression Glass Vase from Replacements

Persian Pheasant Cocktail Showing Pillar

Not Just For The Birds – Tiffin Persian Pheasant Etched Stemware

One of the most interesting etched patterns by Tiffin is Persian Pheasant, made from the depression era into the early 1960s. Tiffin used several blanks for this gorgeous etch, the one shown above is #17358, which was made later than some of the others, from 1945 to 1966. Tiffin produced this shape with an optic […]

Central Thistle Etched Crystal Sherbet

Thistle, Thistle, Who Made This Thistle?

Both Central Glass and Tiffin / US Glass made an etched pattern called Thistle, and if there is any difference between the two, I sure can’t see it.  The only way to tell what Thistle you have is by the stem shape. Here is the Thistle sherbet we bought from an antique mall this summer. […]

Princess Pink Depression Glass Sherbet

Pink and Green Depression Glass Squared – Princess

We’ve looked at four depression era patterns that square (or square-ish), Lorain from Indiana, Columbia from Federal and Mayfair from both Fostoria and Hocking.  Today let’s look at another pattern with square shapes, Princess.  (You can read about them here and here.) Hocking made Princes in pink, green, and two shades of yellow, a lighter […]

Fostoria Mayfair Ebony Black Elegant Glass Plate

Mayfair Squared – Two More Depression Era Glass Patterns

Last post we showed Federal Columbia and Indiana Lorain depression glass, two patterns with square (or square-ish) shapes.  You can read that post here:  Depression Glass Squared – Two Patterns with Square Shapes Let’s look at a couple more square designs, both called Mayfair, from Fostoria and Hocking Glass. Fostoria Mayfair Fostoria Mayfair is elegant […]

Federal Columbia Clear Depression Glass Cereal Bowl

Depression Glass Squared – Two Patterns with Square Shapes

Normally plates are round, but back in the 1930s just as today, some manufactures made square shaped dinnerware.  Let’s look at wo patterns that feature square – or squares with cut off corners – from depression glass makers Indiana and Federal. First up is Indiana Lorain, featuring a basket and swag pattern.  This is one of […]

Fostoria Delphian Etch – Rare and Beautiful Lattice Pattern

Last in our series covering Fostoria’s lattice motif etched patterns from the 1920s is Fostoria Delphian, surely one of the prettiest and least known of their line up of etched designs. Here is the finger bowl from Replacements.  Had it not been labeled as the finger bowl I’d have thought it a sherbet or low […]

Fostoria Washington Etched Crystal – Lattice Border with Flower Spray

We’ve shown three Fostoria Glass etches from the late 1920s that included lattice borders with small motifs in between each lattice,  Melrose, Beverly and Virgina etched patterns.  (You can read about them here:  Melrose, Beverly, Virginia. All except Beverly date to about 1923 to 1929, ending before Fostoria swung its production over to colored glass.  Fostoria made […]