There’s a myth that depression glass is valuable, especially pink depression glass. This is simply not true – for most pieces and most patterns – but there are a few patterns that are downright pricey. The reason for the price difference is the most expensive patterns are less common and more popular. It’s classic demand and supply, with demand being the key.
Most of the depression glass we carry are the moderate priced patterns but there are a few exceptions. Here is one of the more rare pieces of pink depression glass that we have in stock, the rolled rim candle holder in the very desirable Royal Lace pink depression glass pattern.
Royal Lace has a pattern of flowers and lace between molded swags and is exceptionally pretty. Hazel Atlas produced a full range of pieces, including dinnerware, tumblers and many beautiful accessory pieces. There are several large bowls that are good for both serving and decoration, pitchers, butter dishes and candle holders.
There are two separate candle holders, this one with the rolled rim and a similar one with ruffled rim. This rolled rim shape is the more common one. It’s one of the few pieces we have that is rather expensive. It looks great with a candle in it or by itself and would be spectacular flanking one of the console bowls. The shape, color and design together have so much presence that you don’t need the other pieces to have a special piece for your table – the candle holder has enough all by itself.
Hazel Atlas launched Royal Lace a year or so before the death of the English monarch George V. During the depression Americans were fascinated with British royalty and many of the pattern names used words to connote royal elegance and style, such as Royal Lace, Princess, Queen Mary or Coronation. Of these the Royal Lace is today the most sought after.
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.