“Oh my”, you are saying, “she can’t tell pink from blue!” Actually this is a story about a blue that should be pink but is purple instead. It’s the Un-Pink. Bear with me please, this will become clear.
This plate is Tiffin Fontaine etch in their coveted Twilight color. Fontaine is old, made 1924 to 1931, pretty and people love it, especially in this wonderful blue color.
The problem is that collectors call this color Twilight. My books call it Twilight. Replacements call it Twilight. Yet Tiffin’s real Twilight color looks blue in flourescent light and pinkish under incandescent lights. This glass plate does not change color; it stays this lovely blue inside, outside, under halogens, flourescents and incandescents.
So what gives? Is this plate supposed to change to pink (and thus fit the Pink Saturday theme)?
No. This is actually Wistaria, an earlier version and Wistaria stays this gorgeous blue purple color. People simply call the color the wrong name.
Shopping Information: We have Tiffin Fontaine Twilight plates and one last tumbler in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass.
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.