This week Mary posted this picture of her gorgeous green glass on our Facebook page asking for identification help. Isn't this beautiful? I love the color. It's a soft, true green, with maybe just a hint of blue. Green is one of my favorite colors, especially this shade. Mary's pieces are from Heisey, their Empress pattern. Heisey didn't make a ton of colored glass, even during the 1920s and early 1930s when colored glass was hot. Heisey called their colors fanciful names that sound so appealing today. The pink was Flamingo; yellow was Sahara and this wonderful green was Moongleam. People seek the colored Heisey glass and Mary's pieces are fairly valuable. One of the comments suggested Mary's glass might be Fostoria Fairfax. Fairfax is a lovely pattern too, with graceful shapes. Fostoria used Fairfax as their workhorse for etched patterns for years. You can find Versailles, Trojan and June and several more designs on the Fairfax blank. Heisey used their Empress shapes for a few etched patterns too. Here is the creamer in topaz yellow. Like Empress, Fairfax has a subtle optic and the creamer is tall, but the shape of the handle and the body are different. The Fairfax salad plates are about 7 1/2 inches, a good size for a dessert or salad. The Fairfax plates look round but they are not. One advantage of Fairfax is affordability. We have a set of four of these salad plates for under $40 including shipping, quite reasonable and more affordable than Heisey. If you like elegant colored glass you can't do better than Fostoria Fairfax. It's pretty, comes in a rainbow of colors, is much easier to find than Heisey Empress and of course is easier to buy. We have several pieces you can enjoy. Here's the blue cup and saucer to show another color. Fostoria made Fairfax in pink, amber, orchid, crystal and even a few pieces in ruby, black and Wisteria. I was glad to help Mary identify her glass and glad to see such a lovely grouping of pieces in Moongleam. If you like colored glass then please check out our store where we have a good selection of colored elegant and depression glass.
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