This week I’m finally listing some of our best glass, the Sharon pink depression glass collection. We bought this set from a lady who was selling off her glass before moving and I’m so glad we were able to get it. Her glass is wonderful.
Take this Sharon candy jar. Vintage candy jars get nicked and beat up from use, especially the lids. Sharon is more robust than some patterns and this jar has very little damage. There is a shallow circular nick on the top of the ledge of glass just below the finial on the lid, but otherwise it is in great shape.
The Sharon candy jar has been reproduced but luckily it is easy to spot the fakes. I bought a fake creamer once and it was obvious as soon as I opened the box that it was wrong. The molding just isn’t right.
It’s even easier to spot fake candy jars. The circular foot on the original is 3 1/4 inches wide and only 3 inches wide on the fakes. Plus that ledge of glass on the lid just below the finial is supposed to be much smaller on the fakes. The one we have and show in the photo is the original.
The year is winding down and as we look forward to 2011 can I ask a favor? Could you please let me know what sort of posts you like the best? That will help me tune what I write to make it better for you.