MacBeth Evans made American Sweetheart for six years, 1930 to 1936, making it one of the longest running depression glass patterns. So many of our favorite patterns only lasted a few years, which makes us wonder what were they thinking?!?? Just as you expect with patterns made this long you can choose among a zillion pieces. Some pieces are almost impossible to find - like the top to the sugar bowl (odd, yes?) - but most are relatively easy to find, especially in the gorgeous translucent white monax glass. Among your choices are plates. You have bread and butter plates, salad plates, lunch plates, dinner plates, salver plates. Ok, that's what we expect in a pattern with many pieces. The part that is unusual is that you have choices even within each size of plate. Here are two dinner plates. The first is 9 3/4 inches across with a plain center. The second is a little bigger at 10 4/8 inches, but look how different it is. This one has big scallops and the lovely pattern all over the center.
Here is the larger plate.
If you wanted, you could even choose dinner plates that have the wide rim and are 9 3/4 inches across but have the center design. I've not seen this style of dinner plate, but it is out there.
What this means in a practical sense is that you can choose your favorite style - rims/no rim, plain center/center design - and choose your size. You can decide to use the 9 3/4 inch size to help control portions, or the larger size, or even use the salvers, which look just like the all-over dinner plates but are an inch wider.
Having so many choices makes American Sweetheart a lot of fun to use and collect. And since it's not scarce, you can get a full pattern without going broke.
In fact we are offering our American Sweetheart monax at considerable savings. I reduced prices and combined pieces together to make them even easier to buy. Of course we offer our usual full guarantee and include shipping in price for you. Our American Sweetheart is ready for you here.
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