It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I have something to be glad of. I finally finished listing all my Cameo green depression glass. This was a huge set I bought several weeks ago and have been s-l-o-w-l-y listing ever since. It takes quite a bit of time to wash, photograph and then describe each piece. And of course, I check each one for damage.
Today’s post shows three of the stemmed pieces of Cameo depression glass, the water goblet, tall champagne and short sherbet. And yes, Hocking made even more stemmed pieces, notably two wine goblets, both which are shorter than the water, and another sherbet. It’s incredible to me that they had so many pieces. Cameo must have been very popular for Hocking to have invested in so many molds.
The taller champagne is also called a sherbet, so you’ll want to always dimensions if you are buying pieces online. It’s very easy to get the different shapes mixed up and sometimes glass in photographs can look smaller or larger depending on the close up and angle.
You’ll also want to check each piece for damage. None of my Cameo goblets, champagnes or sherbets have any nicks, but stemware can get nicked on the top of the rim, the foot, and oddly, the sides of the rims. You can find quite large divots on the sides of goblets that do not go all the way through, and you may not notice these if you only feel along the top rim. I found out the hard way that these divots happen when you bang two goblets together. (I ruined a piece of Rose Point crystal this way.)
You can find these side nicks best by running your finger along the top edge of the rim, then along both the inside and the outside of the rim. You should feel any problems. It’s a good idea to ask sellers to make the same check for you as it is easy to miss these.
I can imagine a table set with the Cameo stemware. Wouldn’t that be gorgeous?