I almost forgot that I didn't write about Florentine Poppy #1 and #2 depression glass cups, sherbets and cream soups yet. Prior post here covered tumblers, which are pretty easy to differentiate since Florentine #1 has a scalloped foot and Florentine #2 has a round foot. Hazel Atlas put this pretty mold etched design on two different shapes with the same colors of pink, green, yellow and a few clear pieces. (You might find amber or blue too.) I've always felt the #1 cups look better with the #2 plates than do the #2 cups. I like the rounded shapes and curvy handles of the #1 cups better than the angular #2. Here is Florentine #1, also called Poppy, green depression glass cup. Here is the #2 cup. Notice the shape of the cup is straight, not curvy. What do you think? Which do you prefer? Of course the poppy sprays and wreaths are lovely on both shapes! The sherbets are likewise different. I like both - because I love the poppies - but once more Florentine #1 steals my heart. The number 2 shape is like the cup, more angular but the top curves gently in and is a lovely shape too. How do you like the way even the foot has the pretty poppies? The cream soup bowls are pretty in both shapes. Florentine #1 is fancy, with a frilly top, but otherwise the two shapes are very similar, with the same handles. Here's the Florentine #2 cream soup bowl.
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