Starlight is a small, charming depression glass pattern that Hazel Atlas made near the end of the 1930s, 1938 to 1940. They made the most pieces in clear and you can see why. The pressed ridges catch the light and sparkle so pretty. You can find pieces in white and pink too and even (rarely) dark blue.
Hazel Atlas used their Platonite nearly-opaque thin white to make Starlight. It’s ok, but no where nearly as attractive as the transparent glass. You lose all the reflective qualities with Platonite.
As the 1930s drew to a close the fashion for colored glass waned. Companies still made colored glass of course, but the high end makers like Heisey or Fostoria were producing far more crystal than colors.
The fashion shifted even more in the years after World War 2 as Hocking came out with Royal Ruby and Forest Green. Hazel Atlas responded by using their Platonite as the base for colors. You’ll find Moderntone and Ovide patterns re-issued in all sorts of colors from dark to light coated on the opaque Platonite.
Our little Starlight pattern was never re-made. Hazel Atlas must have agreed that this star sparkled best in clear glass.
We have the Starlight clear depression glass creamer shown in our store. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.