We've had a couple posts about the wonderful depression glass colors - blue, green, clear, topaz yellow and blue - and it's time to look at white. I'll confess up front that I'm not a big white fan. I look icky in white and it gets dirty and I'm not fond of milk glass. With that confession giving some context, one of my favorite patterns is American Sweetheart which looks ethereal in white.
MacBeth-Evans called their translucent, thin white glass monax and it is nothing like milk glass. The monax shows off the swags and curlicue design beautifully. It reminds me of Christmas - I think of angels and snowflakes.
MacBeth-Evans used monax for Petalware, which we've covered before, and American Sweetheart plus some lesser-known patterns like Chinex. Few other depression makers who did much with white during the 1930s. That was the heyday of colored glass and the milk glass craze came later, after World War 2. Hocking made Vitrock, which was used for kitchenware and also is the name of a small pattern with molded flowers on the rim but is opaque and more like milk glass than this beautiful monax from MacBeth-Evans.
Take a look at our monax depression glass collection and see what you think!
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