Isn’t this a neat piece? That rim is fascinating. The scallops are pretty and I like the lacy edge. This pattern is called Old Colony and it’s pink depression glass from Hocking. It looks fancy.
You can find complete dinner sets in Old Colony – dinner plates, cups and saucers – cereal bowls – but the more common pieces are accessory pieces like this relish dish, the round serving bowl or the flower bowl with frog. That’s unusual for depression glass where usually at least one size plate, cups and saucers are fairly plentiful.
That makes Old Colony a good choice if you enjoy having a piece or two to brighten up your home, maybe to use on the table for relishes or as a special bowl to make a meal memorable.
If you decide to get Old Colony it is not as delicate as it looks in the photo. Sometimes there will be nicks on the bottom of the outside lacy edge or even breaks, but you can spot them easily by running your finger along the edge and the top and bottom. Since that open edge looks fragile people handle Old Colony with care.
We have this relish dish and the flower bowl in stock in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass. Come visit us. It’s like antiquing with your best friend.
Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in Pink Saturday. It’s fun to see what everyone has. As always, thank youBeverly of How Sweet the Sound who started this fun blogfest two years ago and organizes it so well for us.