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.
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 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.
Instead Adam bowls get nicks on the inside rim. Even bowls that don’t stack easily get nicks.
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.
Tumblers and pitchers have square-ish feet. I love this look!
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.
Finding some of these in perfect condition can be a bit challenging, and prices reflect that. This vase on Replacements is $500.