This week for Pink Saturday we have the Mayfair Open Rose pink depression glass dinner plate. Hocking made a ton of pieces in Mayfair but the plates are a bit harder to find than in some patterns.
Mayfair is another depression glass pattern where the dinner plate is smaller than today’s big sizes. It’s just under 9 1/2 inches across. Take away the inch on either side for the pretty rim and your plate is only about 7 1/2 inches wide, much smaller than the humungous dinner plates at restaurants.
Can you guess how Mayfair got its nickname Open Rose? Yes, those flowers on the rim and in the center are big wide open roses. It’s a pretty pattern. There are lots of flowers and not any leaves. Most of the rose designs have flowers and leaves, guess the glass designers were in a flower mood that day.
Hocking made green, pink, clear, blue and some yellow Mayfair. Just about every piece came in pink and a subset in the other colors. I’ve seen only a couple pieces of the blue in person – it is beautiful. The yellow is even more scarce. Mayfair is one pattern where pink is the color to get if you want to have a nice collection without going broke.
Thanks for visiting our Pink Saturday pink depression glass post this week, and as always a big thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for organizing this fun event. Please be sure to visit the other bloggers to see how pink we can be.