A few days ago we showed off one of my favorite pieces, a green console bowl with a rolled rim and Central Glass Balda etch. Console bowls are one of the signature peices of the depression era and today we’re showing you a different type altogther.
This is the low console bowl in Lancaster Glass’ Cane Landrum topaz yellow depression glass. This looks like etched glass but the design is actually raised. Lancaster Glass made many patterns that required some hand work – including cut patterns like Jubilee – and they made intricate mold etched glass like this that was mass produced.
Much of Lancaster’s depression glass had this type of scallop and point design. They made topaz yellow, a soft beautiful pink, some green and clear glass. They didn’t produce many completely different lines with different shaped pieces but they creatively used a couple dozen designs and decorations on about 10 different shapes, resulting in many beautiful pieces with graceful swooping shapes and appealing designs.