Here she is… Miss America. Miss America depression glass that is. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Today we have one of the most beloved depression glass patterns, Miss America.
Hocking Glass made Miss America in clear, some green, yellow and blue glass, but the best known is the lovely clear pink. Hocking’s pink depression glassware was particularly pretty, neither washed out nor strident, not orange tinged nor blueish. Hocking used this same pretty pink for Mayfair and Princess, also popular patterns.
Miss America is so popular because it’s pretty, comes in a huge variety of pieces including dinnerware, serving pieces, beverage sets, goblets, and it looks like a pattern you can use as either your good dishes or for a special occasion when you don’t want to use your china.
The piece shown is the cereal bowl. You can see the design is simple. There is a wide band that is smooth on top and has small raised diamonds on the underside, a center star and narrow molded panels. Can you imagine eating cereal or your morning grapefruit in this pretty dish?
There is only one other pattern that is similar, English Hobnail from Westmoreland, which has different shapes. The pressed star is circular in Miss America and 6-sided in English Hobnail. The other distinguishing characteristic is the footed pieces in Miss America – tumblers, goblets, candy jar – have square feet while English Hobnail has round feet. Here is a link to English Hobnail on Replacements so you can see the difference. Once you have seen both patterns you won’t get them mixed up.
Thank you for visiting this week and seeing our very own Miss America, lovely in pink.
Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in Pink Saturday to see what everyone has this week. As always, thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound who started this fun blog fest over two years ago and organizes it so well for us.
Shopping Information: We have Miss America pink depression glass in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass. It’s one of the patterns we specialize in so we always have some in stock.