People are welcome to post photos of their favorite mystery glass on our Facebook page, Depression Glass Fun, and ask help to identify it. Sometimes I can help; sometimes other readers recognize it and sometimes we can't do much beyond admiring the pretty pieces. This past week saw an interesting assortment of glass. Do you ever see a piece that feels like it is on the tip of your tongue? You KNOW it...but you just can't quite place it? Lauren's bowl does that for me. Any ideas from our wonderful readers? Lauren said this pretty pink depression glass center handled server was a wedding gift to her aunt. I love the heart handle and pretty cutting. Pretty sure this is Molly from Imperial as the 8 sides and heart handle are distinctive. I have the same server in black glass that's plain, with no cutting. This graceful torte plate was easy to identify. Do you know why? I had several pieces in this pattern that baffled me for a couple years until I happened to come across the the pattern in one of Hazel Marie Weatherman's price guides. It is from Indiana Glass, Double Fleur De Lis. I have had the torte plate, a couple bowls, a small mayo set, and they all had different designs. Most were cuttings but one was a pretty silver encrusted basket etch. Once I spend a lot of time on a piece, it is usually embedded in my head and I'll spot it right away the next time! This photo from Nadine is a pure mystery. The lip looks like Libbey. I love center handled servers and Nadine's green one is a beauty! Best guess is Jeannette or possibly Cambridge. Several companie made handles like this and you have to get pretty nit picky to tell them apart. Nadine knows it's beautiful even without a name. Jamie's goblet is an old pattern, Cleo from Cambridge on the 7606 shape. Both the shape and those lovely dangling swags give this one away! Last one is from Jill. The photo doesn't show the pattern well so I'm guessing a bit based on the scrolls around the top that its Chantilly, another etch from Cambridge Glass. Oops! Jill posted a better picture of a single tumbler that showed the entire etch. It's Fostoria Buttercup, a personal favorite. I hope you enjoyed seeing the parade of elegant and depression glass. Be sure to stop by our Facebook page, Depression Glass Fun, and hit the Like button. I usually post once a day, even the days without a blog post. If you have glass you would like help with, that's the place to go. Comments, questions, photos, links are all welcome. It's a page for all of us glass lovers.
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