Cube was one of the very first depression glass patterns, made in pink and green. I’ve seen very little green as pink is more common here.
Sometimes you’ll see Cube confused with Indiana’s Whitehall or even Fostoria American, but they are actually pretty easy to tell apart. The shapes are different, glass quality is different. And Fostoria made very, very few pieces of pink American. Whitehall is more likely to confuse you than is Fostoria American.
Indiana made a Whitehall beverage set of pitcher and footed tumblers in several colors, including pink and green. That beverage set seems to be the piece most often confused as Cube.
- There are no footed Cube tumblers in any color. If you see a footed tumbler it’s Whitehall, not Cube. (And if it’s colored then it’s not Fostoria American either unless you are extraordinarily lucky.
- The Cube pitcher is tall, 8 3/4 inches in height, and has straight edges and a flat rim at the top. The Whitehall pitcher is shorter, 7 7/8 inches, and has a slightly rounded base with a small foot.
If you like Cube, then get familiar with the shapes and you’ll have no trouble at all.
Hazel Atlas made a Cube pattern too and you will come across many of their cute little rounded creamers and sugars and a small handled tray, in clear, white or amber. I have had the clear and white Hazel Atlas Cube pieces but never the amber. The amber may have been regional or perhaps not as common.
Jeannette made two sizes and shapes of creamers, this one pictured with a flat base and a square shape, and a small rounded one that is virtually identical to the Hazel Atlas creamers. The rounded one is shorter, 2 3/4 inches and has a foot. This larger one is 3 1/4 inches tall.
Cube is a pretty pattern with a rich history. Jeannette made several fun pieces like the candy jar, powder jar, shakers and butter dish that are quite affordable compared to many pink depression glass patterns. If Cube appeals to you, then why not seek out some of these unusual pieces and enjoy a link to our past.