Adam Design - Art Deco In GlassHere is the small fruit bowl. Notice the design includes a lovely feathery center in the base, flower sprays on the squared off rim, panels on the side, and a nice combination of squares and circles. The tumblers shown above are cone shaped, combining triangles with circles. The shapes show the strong Art Deco influence. Here is the dinner plate so you can see the lovely feathery leaves in the center medallion. The plate looks like it has a definite rim with a sharp inner rim edge, but it actually is more scooped with a gentle incline that rounds over to the rim. Most of the Adam pieces are square. Collectors found a very few round saucers and small plates and the footed sherbets and tumblers have round bases. Most pitchers have square bottoms but there is a hard-to-find one with a round foot.
Adam Pieces - DinnerwareJeannette made a full dinnerware service, with plates, cereal and small fruit bowls, cups, saucers, tumblers and serving piece. The pitcher (Jeannette called it a jug) is only one of the serving pieces; you can get multiple sizes of bowls, including a covered vegetable bowl and an oval bowls, a platter, relish tray, shakers, cake plate, creamer and sugar. These serving pieces are fun to find! This relish dish is the only green piece of Adam we have had. I bought several pieces of pink from a collector back in 2001 but only got one piece of green over the years. This next picture of the covered bowl is from before I learned to photograph glass. Here is the lid: And here is the base: Here's the Adam creamer. Notice the top of the handle is very different from the handle on the cup.
Adam Accessory and Fun PiecesAdam was an early entry into the colored glass of the depression era, and as such Jeannette issued a wide array of pieces besides the typical dinnerware. We've already covered the multitude of bowls and serving pieces, but you can find a vase, a candy dish, ashtray and candle holder. These are lots of fun to collect since you can enjoy them any time and they are small and decorative, easy to display when you are not using them. This is the candy which uses the same lid as the sugar bowl.
Adam Collecting Tips - Rare Pieces
- You'll read about a very rare Adam/Sierra butter dish. The butter top has a Sierra shape on the interior with the Adam design on the exterior on the regular Adam base.
- The pink vase is more scarce than the green, which is odd since in most pieces the green is a little less common.
- Green butter dishes are very rare.
- All the round pieces are rare, but remember, this is only the salad plate and saucer.