This is Miss America, another very popular depression glass pattern. Can you see why? Miss America sparkles and shines with the little raised diamond pattern plus the square foot gives that Art Deco zing.
Hocking Glass made Miss America from 1935 to 1938, after Art Deco left the high fashion stage. In the 1930s, just as today, fashions reached the mainstream after the style peaked in the high end galleries.
You can get a neat looking table by combining pink and clear Miss America. The colors blend and look pretty, nice and clear and sparkling. Hocking made a few pieces in yellow, green and ice blue too, but you’ll see lots more clear and pink.
Miss America is moderately priced, about comparable to Mayfair or American Sweetheart pink depression glass patterns, a little more expensive than Sharon. When you compare prices it’s a good idea to look at the pieces you would use for lunch or dinner – plates, bowls, maybe tumblers – and not focus only on the one or two rare pricey pieces. Miss America is a good choice if you like pink glass and it is likely to retain its value better than some patterns since it is so popular.
Just be careful to check the inside edge of the smooth band around the rims. That can get nicked.
Shopping Information: We carry pink and clear Miss America depression glass in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.
Thanks for visiting our Pink Saturday pink depression glass post this week, and as always a big thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for organizing this fun event. Please be sure to visit the other bloggers to see how pink we can be.