Patrician Spoke Green Depression Glass

I’ve a soft spot for green Patrician because it was one of the first depression glass patterns that I bought.  Plus I like it, it’s pretty with interesting shapes, lovely color and a great design.

Patrician Spoke Green Depression Glass Cup

Patrician Spoke Green Depression Glass Cup

No one has reproduce Patrician so it is a great choice.  If you like Madrid I suggest you look at Patrician as the shapes are similar and the design is even prettier and you don’t have to remember how to spot real vs. reproduced pieces.

Green Patrician & Colonial Fluted in Window

Green Patrician & Colonial Fluted in Window

I’ve seen lots more amber Patrician than green.  We had a whole huge set of amber Patrician and sold most of it, and have gotten green only piece by piece.  Right now we have the green cup in stock and available on Etsy.

Both the green and the amber have the same propensity towards inner rim roughness.  That may not matter to you if you intend to use your glass with your family, but if you want only pristine pieces then you’ll want to check along the inner rim for any small nicks.

Patrician Amber Plate with Inner Rim Roughness

Patrician Amber Plate with Inner Rim Roughness

It is hard to see this type of damage.  Run your finger along the sharp edge where the inside of the rim meets the center to check.

Patrician has a stately presence especially in green.  I don’t know why Federal decided to call it “Patrician” but the name fits.  The design is interesting and has a bit of formality with the symmetrical motifs.

Patrician Green Sugar

Patrician Green Depression Glass Footed Sugar

Federal made Patrician in amber, green, pink and clear. I’ve seen far more amber than any other color and only one piece of pink (which I didn’t care for) and no crystal. The green and amber are both lovely but my heart belongs to green!

Cameo Plethora of Stems Green Depression Glass

Depression Glass Values Over Time

Recently an article “Depression glass likely a good investment” by Bob Swisher in the in the News-Gazette (Champaign Illinois) sparked the most re-posts on Facebook of anything I’ve posted.  Mr. Swisher was bullish on glass as a collectible, expecting one might make a profit buying now. Any time someone talks about making money on collectibles I […]

Old Colony Pink Depression Glass Bowl

Old Colony Depression Glass from Hocking

“Old Colony” must have been a popular name back in the 1930s as both Hocking and Heisey produced extensive patterns with this name.  Hocking Old Colony is depression glass, mass produced with the usual little blobs and marks we expect.  Heisey’s Old Colony is a lovely etched design made in high quality crystal with extensive […]

Chantilly Etched Crystal Martha 405 Candle Holder from Cambridge Glass

Cambridge Diane – Etched Corinth Candle Holder, Unusual Piece in the 3900 Line

Cambridge used several lines for their lovely Diane etch; we showed the Martha sugar bowl in the last post and the stem 3122 before.  They also used the 3900, Corinth shape, for a few pieces, notably this candle holder, the 3900/74 trindle candlestick with the Diane etch on the round base. It took me a bit of […]

Cambridge Diane Etched Crystal – Plates and Dinnerware

Last post I showed off a newly acquired Cambridge Diane juice goblet and thought it would be fun to look at some of the other Diane etched pieces available.  Personally we have had very few pieces of this pattern in stock; we see it once in a while but it tends to be expensive, more […]

Fostoria Glass Coin Ruby Candle Holder

A Quick Look at Fostoria Coin Glass – Colonial Styling Reproduced

Colonial style was hot hot hot back in the 1950s and 60s.  Furniture was colonial, dishes were heavy with early American motifs, people hung old fashioned curtains and used rag rugs.  (My mom detested the style, thankfully.  We had the other hot style, Mid-Century Modern including the kitchen with pink walls, charcoal counter tops and […]

Cambridge Border Etched Designs – Number 520 – Byzantine

Number 520 is another of the Cambridge border etchings that Gene Florence tagged with a nickname, in this case Byzantine.  He said it was intricate enough to deserve the name. I have never had any of this pattern so the line drawing and photos are linked from Replacements. Florence mentions Peach Blo (pink) green and […]