Depression Glass Patterns
Adam - (1932-1934) (Crystal, Delphite Green, Pink, Yellow) - Adam was the best selling pink and green Depression Glass pattern produced by the Jeannette Glass Company. Adam is a pretty stylized floral pattern. This pattern was made primarily in pink and green. A few pieces of Delphite and Yellow have been found. These pieces were experimental and make a nice addition to a collection, but there is not enough of either color to make a set. We have seen quite a few pieces of crystal over the last 30 years. You might be able to put together a small set of crystal, but it would be impossible to put much of it together. The Adam butter has been reproduced. The quality of the new butter dish cannot compare to the older Depression Glass butter dish.

1934 Adam Catalog Ad

Adam's Rib #900 Line- (c.1925) (Amber, Blue, Crystal, Green, Marigold, Pink, Vaseline, Decorated with silver and hand painted colors ) - Adams Rib was one of the most important and largest patterns produced by the Diamond Glass-Ware Company . This beautiful pattern was very large consisting of both dinnerware and a wide assortment of serving pieces. Included were candlesticks, bowls, candies and 2 pitcher styles. There is even a vanity set with tray, puff box and two different sizes of perfume bottles. Adam's Rib was often decorated with gold, silver, or black horizontal lines or trim. Many pieces can be found with an iridized finish. This is a beautiful hard to find pattern. Adam's Rib is shown in Gene Florence's Depression Glass book, but in my opinion it should be listed as an elegant pattern since it was hand made and not machine made.
American Pioneer - (1931-1934) (Amber,Crystal,Green,Pink ) - American Pioneer was produced by Liberty Works . This striking hobnail pattern differs from many other hobnail patterns because pieces have a stylized blocked shape between the sections of the hob pattern. American Pioneer offers pieces not usually available in other Depression Glass patterns Some of these pieces include a dresser set, covered kitchen jugs, and several styles of lamps.

American Sweetheart - (1930-1936) (Crystal, Cobalt, Monax with Color Trimmed Edges, Cremax, Monax, Pink, Ruby) - American Sweetheart is one of the top 10 collected Depression Glass patterns. It is certainly the most popular Depression Glass pattern that the MacBeth Evans Glass Company produced. This pattern is collected equally in both pink and monax. Collecting a set in Ruby or Cobalt is both difficult and expensive. However, when the effort is made to put a set together in one of these two colors the effect is stunning. Sets of Monax American Sweetheart with colored edges are not as hard to find as Ruby or Cobalt sets, but they do present a collector with quite a challenge.
Aunt Polly - (1920s)(Blue, Green, Marigold Iridescent) Aunt Polly is a very early Pre-Depression pattern which has been placed in the Depression Glass category for so many years that it has stayed there. This pretty pattern of triangles and lines has been attributed to many companies, but it has finally been decided that it was a product of the United States Glass Company. Aunt Polly is a luncheon set. The largest plate is only 8 inches in diameter. There are quite a few accessory pieces including a butter dish, salt and pepper shakers, and a vase. Quite enough can be found to put together a good sized set. Aunt Polly makes a striking set, but those who collect it need to be aware that it was crudely made and most pieces have rough mold seams, bubbles, and mold marks. This is part of the beauty of this set, so make sure you are not someone who demands perfection from every piece before choosing to collect this pattern.
Aurora - (1930s) (Cobalt, Crystal, Green, Pink, ) Hazel Atlas produced this charming ribbed kitchen pattern to complement their other glass kitchenware. It is a very small set, but when added to the other accessory pieces made by Hazel Atlas for the kitchen, the collection becomes quite large. Aurora may also be used with Moderntone, or Lydia Ray which were two of Hazel Atlas' largest Depression Era Patterns. Aurora is found primarily in cobalt. Pink, and Crystal are available, but not all pieces are easily found. Green is seldom seen.
Avocado #601 - (1923-1933) (Crystal, Pink, Green, White Milk Glass) (1974-1998) (Amber, Amethyst, Amberina, Dark Green, Dark Pink, Avocado was one of the most popular patterns produced by the Indiana Glass Company. Indiana patterns tend to be thicker and heavier than patterns of most other Depression Era companies and Avocado meets this criteria. Avocado is a relatively expensive luncheon set. The good news it that there were not a wide variety of pieces made. Indiana Glass Company just recently went out of business. It has produced glassware for many years. The 1950s and 60s were the most popular years for White Milk Glass. During this time period Tiara introduced some pieces of Avocado in the White Milk Glass color. In the mid 1970s Indiana reissued some pieces of Avocado in several colors for Tiara (a subsidiary of Indiana). These reissues were only made for limited times, and have become collectible in their own right. After all some of the reissued colors are 30+ years old now. These later sets are considered reissues and not reproductions, because the same company made these sets from their own original molds. The 70s and 80s Avocado sets were issued in new colors. The later pink color is similar to the old pink and can be used with the older pink. However, the new pink is darker and usually has a slightly orange tint. It looks nice with the old glassware, but make sure you don't pay an old price for the newer reissued items. Pieces of the other reissued colors cannot be easily confused with the older glassware.

Block Optic - (1929-1933) Block Optic is stunning in its simplicity. This pattern was made by the Hocking Glass Company.

Block Optic was one of Hocking's best selling patterns. Block Optic comes in crystal, green, pink, and yellow. Rarely found colors include clambroth green, blue, and amber. Many of the pieces made are the same shape as another Hocking pattern called Cameo.

Beaded Block - (1927-1930s)(Late 1950-Early 80s) (Amber, Crystal, Green, Green Opalescent, Pink, Iridescent Crystal, Iridescent Marigold, Iridescent Pink, Ice Blue, Blue Opalescent, Ruby, Canary, Canary Opalescent, White Milk Glass)

Imperial made a very large line of this beautiful pattern starting in the late 1920s. The early pieces were not marked with the IG mark. White Milk items were made during the Depression Era (these items will not be marked). Pieces of WMG made in the early 1950s do bear the IG mark. In the early 1970s Beaded Block was reissued in pink and pink iridescent. All items made during this time period are marked. This beautiful block style pattern has been popular for over 80 years and many collectors are seeking it today.

Bowknot - (1920s) (Green) - This interesting pattern of laces and bows has been attributed to The Belmont Tumbler Company. This pattern reminds one of a Hazel Atlas pattern. It almost appears to be refashioned from several of the later patterns made by other companies. Bowknot is a small luncheon set with only 7 pieces available. It is one of the more popular Depression Glass small luncheon sets.

Cameo - (1930-34) (Crystal, Green, Pink, Yellow) - Cameo was produced by the Hocking Glass Company. which was located in Lancaster, Ohio. This is one of the most collected green Depression Glass patterns. One of the reasons is the whimsical design with the Dancing Girl in a cameo on several sides of the pieces (click on the bowl to the left for a close-up pattern shot). Another reason for the popularity is the wide variety of pieces that were made.
Cherry Blossom - (1930-39) (Crystal, Delphite, Jadite, Green, Pink) - Cherry Blossom was produced by the Jeannette Glass Company. Cherry Blossom was Jeannette's most collected pattern. This pattern was made primarily in Delphite, Jadite, and Pink. Cherry Blossom is the largest Depression Glass set to have been made in Delphite. Cherry Blossom is one of the few patterns that has a child's set. The child's set has been found only in pink and delphite.
Chinex Classic - (1930s-40s) (Cremax, Cremax Decorated, Ivory, Ivory Decorated)- Macbeth-Evans produced Chinex Classic . This is one of the most elegant Depression Glass patterns and fits in with most fine china sets. The elaborately scrolled pattern is lacy but understated. Macbeth-Evans seemed to have seen the wave of the future and produced this delicate ivory and cremax pattern with what we think of as 50s and 60s colored accents. Chinex Classic fits well into a Depression Era setting, or it can be used to help produce a 50s look for your kitchen or dining area. Chinex Classic can also be found with various fired on floral and castle decals.
Circle - (1930s) (Crystal, Green, Pink, Some Crystal Decorated) - Circle got its name from the row of horizontal lines which encircle the center of each piece. This pattern was produced by The Hocking Glass Company . The style is simple and there is no dinner plate available. However, a 10" sandwich plate can be found and many collectors use it as a dinner plate. The large pitcher was made to use with one of the standard Hocking reamer tops. This piece is collected by both Circle collectors and Reamer collectors.
Cloverleaf - (1930-1936) (Crystal, Black, Green, Pink, Yellow) - Cloverleaf is one of the easiest Depression Glass patterns to recognize. It is the only Depression Glass pattern to use clover in its decorative design. Cloverleaf is one of the most sought after patterns produced by The Hazel Atlas Company . This pattern lacks a dinner plate and a butter dish, but it makes up for this shortcoming with a grill plate and a candy dish.
Colonial - (1934-1936) (Crystal, Green, Pink, Vitrock(WMG), Royal Ruby) - This striking and very popular pattern was produced by The Hocking Glass Company . The pattern was popular for its simplicity of style. Colonial was a large set and various goblets, tumblers, candies, and serving pieces may be found in pink, green, and crystal. Very few pieces are found in White Milk Glass. This color ranges from rare, to hard to find. A ruby pitcher and tumbler have been found, but these are the only two shapes of this pattern in Royal Ruby to have been found thus far.
Colonial Block - (1930s) (Crystal, Some Black, Green, Pink) - This simple kitchenware Hazel Atlas set was produced primarily in crystal, green, and pink. There is no plate in this pattern. The pieces were primarily intended as accessory items. This set may have been Hazel Atlas's answer to Hocking's Block Optic pattern. The colors of the pink and green Hazel Atlas Colonial Block match those of the larger Block Optic set. The patterns are similar but the Colonial Block pattern is heavier and more pronounced. These patterns are enough alike that many collectors mix the two. The round butter and butter tub look great with Block Optic.
Colonial Rope- (1928-32) (Crystal, Green) - This simple Hazel Atlas dinnerware pattern was free of frills. This pattern is usually marked with the Hazel Atlas Backstamp. It may be recognized by the rope border surrounding a series of blocks. The pattern lacks tumblers, and accessory pieces. Hazel Atlas may have wanted this pattern to be accompanied by its kitchenware accessories. Many kitchen item collectors today use this pattern as a basic set to show off their kitchen collectibles.
Columbia- (1938-1942) (Crystal, Pink) - Federal produced this popular stylized dinnerware pattern. The pattern is heavy and stands up to a great deal of use and abuse. At one time crystal was collected due to its availability and economical prices. The plates (9 1/2" luncheon plates are as large as most dinner plates) and bowls are large and serviceable. While book prices have crept up in the last few years, this pattern can still be found priced reasonably. Of course more of it is found in the Ohio area then in other areas because that is where it was made. A complete set of Columbia (minus the tumblers) in pink is beautiful, but it is extremely hard to find and very pricey.
Coronation- (1936-1940) (Crystal, Green, Pink, Royal Ruby) - The Hocking Glass Company produced this attractive pattern. The only full set to be found is in pink. Coronation is a pretty set to collect as a luncheon set. Handled bowls, luncheon plates, sherbets, and cups with saucers are easy to find in pink, and they are very reasonable in price. Even tumblers can be found in pink if you are willing to pay the price. The only items available in Royal Ruby three sizes of bowls that comprise a berry set. This set is a nice addition to a Royal Ruby Collection, and like the pink items listed above, these pieces are economically priced. Green pieces are scarce. They are priced out of sight and I can't imagine anyone willing to pay the exorbitant price when a set can not be completed.
Cubist- (1929-1933) (Amber, Blue, Crystal, Green, Marigold Iridescent, Pink, White Milk Glass, Ultramarine, Yellow, Experimental Orange Slag) - The Jeannette Glass Company produced Cubist. Cubist is found mainly in crystal, pink, and green. Other colored pieces are usually limited to one or two items. Pitchers and tumblers are elusive and command a high price. Cubist is often confused with Fostoria's American pattern. Cubist items were mass produced, machine made Depression Glass while Fostoria was hand made. Fostoria's pieces were refired and have a sheen, or shiny luster to them.
Diana - (1937-1941) (Amber, Crystal, Crystal Decorated, Pink, Frosted Colors) - Diana is a pretty swirled pattern produced by the Federal Glass Company, which was located in Columbus, Ohio. Diana is one of the few Depression Glass patterns to have a demitasse cup and saucer set. These cups and saucers were only made in crystal and pink. There is a full sized dinner plate and plenty of serving pieces. The moderate pricing of Diana helps to establish new collectors for this attractive pattern. Hard to find pricey items include the demitasse sets, tumblers, and salt and pepper shakers.
Dogwood - (1929-1932) (Crystal, Creamax, Green, Monax, Yellow) - Dogwood, sometimes called Appleblossom, or Wild Rose is a beautiful mold pressed pattern that has attracted many collectors of Depression Glass. This beautiful and delicate pattern was produced by the MacBeth Evans Glass Company. A set of green can be obtained in this pattern, but the pink color is more commonly found and much easier to acquire. Other colors, listed above, are very hard to find and there are not enough pieces to put together an entire set.
Doric - (1930-39) (Crystal, Delphite, Green, Pink, Ultramarine, Yellow) - Doric was one a popular Depression Glass pattern in both the green and pink color. It was produced by the Jeannette Glass Company. This striking pattern is hard to find in good shape. Its sharp mold lines around the pattern edges were often damaged even in production. Pink and Green are the only colors that you can complete a full set in. Delphite can be found in serving pieces only. Hard to find pieces in pink and green include the cereal bowls, creams soups (green only), and tumbler.

Doric Listing and Prices

English Hobnail - (1917-1980) Westmoreland began production of English Hobnail in the early 1900s. They continued to produce English Hobnail through the 1940s. Colors made later in the 70s and 80s are different from the colors made during the Depression Era. Items made in the later production also were of a slightly lesser quality.
Floral (Poinsettia)-(1931-1935)
Crystal, Custard, Delphite, Jadite, Pink, Red, Yellow)

Floral which was named "Poinsettia by collectors before the company name was known, came in an array of colors. While quite a few items came in Delphite, the only colors that you can complete a set in are pink and green. Floral was one of the larger Depression Era Sets produced by the Jeannette Glass Company.

Some of the harder to find pieces include the lemonade pitcher, lemonade tumblers, juice pitcher, flat juice tumblers, vases, and vanity items. Shakers have been reproduced in this pattern, but are of poor quality when compared to the real thing. The good news is this is the only item to have been reproduced in this pattern.

Flower Garden with Butterflies (Butterflies and Roses) - (1927- 1932) (Amber, Black, Blue, Canary, Crystal, Green, Dark Green, Pink,) (Some pieces may be found gold decorated.) Originally called Brocade, this fantastic pattern is one of the most popular Depression Glass patterns among collectors. This pattern was produced by the Tiffin. division of the U.S. Glass Company. This beautiful pattern has butterflies hidden in a field of Roses. Finding the butterflies can be a challenge. They are blended into the pattern and are fun to look for. Sometimes the butterflies are not even present on a piece. This lovely pattern includes perfume sets, ashtrays, compotes, vases, and candies, in addition to dinnerware.

Additional Flower Garden Items

Fruits - (Crystal-1931-1935) Jeannette produced this awesome Depression Era Fruits pattern. It is fairly inexpensive to collect because it was sold as a luncheon set. If you love the pattern and the only thing stopping you from collecting it is the non-exist ant pieces, you might try mixing it with Cherry Blossom (another Jeannette pattern.) Cherry Blossom dinner plates and accessory pieces fit in nicely with the set. Tumblers are plentiful unless you are looking for the ice teas.
Georgian - (Amber, Crystal, Green) (1931-1936) This beautiful pattern shows a basket of flowers on one side and two pretty parakeets side by side on the opposite side. The Federal Glass Company began production of Georgian in 1931. This pattern is found predominately in green. Crystal hot plates are fairly common but other crystal pieces would be considered rare. I have never seen a piece of amber Georgian but the sherbet has been reported to exist in this color.

Homespun - (Pink, Crystal, and some fired on colors) (1939-1949) This lovely pattern of vertical lines with tiny spaces in between was a creation of the Jeannette Glass Company . Most pieces of Homespun have a waffle pattern in the center. Production of Homespun began in the 1939. Jeannette is one of the few company that produced children's dishes (just like mothers) to go along with their Depression Glass Sets. Homespun has a matching child's set (please click on enlarge to see this set). This pattern does not have a pitcher to go along with it, but many people use the Fine Rib pattern to mix with this set. Fine Rib was made by Hazel Atlas, and fits in perfectly with this pretty set.
Indiana Custard - (1933-1935) Indiana Custard was made for only two years. It was made by the Indiana Glass Company. Indiana Custard must have been extremely popular during this period because you see quite a few pieces of this pattern today. Indiana Custard came only in Custard or Ivory which indictive of its name. The only extremely hard to find pieces are the sherbets, salad plates, and luncheons. They were probably sold as an addition to a boxed set and not as part of one. This pretty set goes with almost any decor and would be fun to collect.
Iris - (Crystal-1928-1932, Iridescent-1950s, Multicolored-1970s) Jeannette began production of Iris in crystal during the Depression years. Later in the 50s iridescent Iris was made. In the 1970s flashed colors were produced. The iridescent candy bottom was also made during this time period. Crystal Iris has been reproduced. Telling new items for older ones is difficult. Crystal dinner plates, flat tumblers, footed ice teas, and coasters have been reproduced. These items can be told from the originals. For more details check the back of Gene Florences "Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass". Iridescent items have not yet been reproduced.
Jubilee- (Early 1930s) Jubilee was made by the Lancaster Glass Company, and remains today as one of this glass houses' most collected patterns. Although both the Lancaster Glass Company and The Standard Glass Company made this style (blank) dinnerware with many etchings similar to Jubilee, only one is truly accepted by collectors as Jubilee. The Jubilee etching is Lancaster's # 1200 etching. This etching has a flower in the center with 12 petals with an open center. No other variation is acceptable although many Jubilee collectors add some of the accessory pieces to their collections because they match so closely.
Laced Edge, Katy - (Early 1930s-Crystal, Blue Opalescent, Blue, Green Opalescent, Green) (Amber, Crystal, Blue, ,Green, Forest Green, Orange, Red, WMG, Other Colors) Katy or Laced Edge was produced by the Imperial Glass Company. This pattern is one of the most collected Depression Glass patterns made by Imperial. Katy is most popular in the Opalescent Blue and Opalescent Green colors, but other colors are also sought after. Imperial early 1930's catalogs show Laced Edge pieces. Our later catalogs from the 60s and 70s do not list any of the Katy pieces so we know it was discontinued by that time .
Laurel- ( 1930s) (French Ivory, Jadite, White Opal, Powder Blue (Delphite), French Ivory with, Blue, Red, Orange or Green Rim Decoration, Childrens Dishes Only-- All colors with the exception of White Opal. All colors also decorated with Scotty Dog Decals )

Laurel was appropriately named after the crown of laurel that surrounds each piece near the rim. Laurel was produced by The McKee Glass Company. Like most of the McKee glassware from the Depression Era, it proved to be an extremely popular pattern. Today collectors strive to find this pattern in Jadite and in Delphite. The French Ivory color is not as popular (with the exception of children's dishes), but still has a strong following. This pattern has a set of children's dishes just like mothers. This set can be found in all colors except White Opal, and with the decorations mentioned above. The Laurel child's set is one of the prettiest and hardest to complete of the Depression Glass Children's Sets. It is avidly sought after by collectors of both McKee and Children's Dishes. Delphite or Powder Blue is the hardest color to obtain, followed by Jadite. Pieces of Laurel which are very hard to come by include tumblers, the covered cheese dish, and champagne sherbets.

Lorain- (1929-1932) (Crystal, Green, Yellow ) The Indiana Glass Company produced this awesome pattern that many call "Basket." This pattern is popular in both green and yellow, but yellow is the most sought after color. Over the years we have seen almost a complete set of crystal, but putting a set together in crystal would be frustrating. This is not due to price, but because of lack of availablility. Harder to find pieces in this pattern include dinner plates and bowls. Prices for yellow are slightly higher due to both availability and demand.
"Lace Edge" Old Colony - (1935-1938) (Pink, Crystal, Green ) The Hocking Glass Company produced this stunning Depression Era Pattern. Like Miss America ; Old Colony is one of the most collected Depression Glass patterns. This pretty pattern has a dainty open edge on most of the pieces with rays in the bottom or feet. Rare items in Old Colony include the ashtray, compote, and juice tumblers. The console bowl, vase, sherbets, and candlesticks are among some of the hard to find items.
Madrid - (1932-1939) (Amber, Blue, Crystal, Green, some Iridescent, Pink) The Federal Glass Company produced the Madrid pattern. It was one of Federal's largest offerings. A complete dinnerware set can be obtained. The listing is extensive. Madrid was the most popular Depession Glass amber pattern ever to be produced. There are three sized pitchers, and numerous tumblers. Serving pieces can be found for most every occasion. Rare items include an ashtay and gravy boat. This set is fun to collect and attracts many admirers today.

Madrid was reissued in amber in 1976 by the Federal Glass Company. These pieces are marked with the date mixed in the pattern. Reissued Madrid is over 30 years old and has its own following today. This New Madrid was called "Recollection" and issued to celebrate the American Bicentennial.

In the 1980s Indiana made Madrid in crystal, pink, and blue. Most of the molds used were changed drastically. Tumblers, shakers, candlesticks, and the cake plate do not even remotely resemble the older pieces. The dinner plate, oval bowl, flat soups, cup and saucers, and butter dish molds do have mold differences, but they are harder to detect. The colors though are a dead give-away. The blue is much brighter then the old blue color and the pink is a washed out version of the old.

Mayfair "Open Rose"-(1931-1937) (crystal, ice blue, green, pink, and yellow) This stunning Depression Era Pattern is perhaps the best selling and most popular pink pattern that was ever produced. The Hocking Glass Company produced this wonderful pattern. It is also the most costly for collectors. If you just want a luncheon set and can do without dinner plates, a reasonable set can be put together. There are many lovely accessory items to add to any size set. This is a lovely pattern that consists of a double "Open Rose" and panels. The pattern is sometimes confused with Federal's Sharon or "Cabbage Rose". The two patterns are quite a bit different when actually compared. Many experimental pieces were made in Mayfair and as a result this pattern has more rare and seldom found pieces then many other patterns.
Miss America "Diamond Pattern"-(1935-1938) (crystal, ice blue, green, pink, jade-ite and Royal Ruby) This Depression Era pattern was among Hocking's most popular pink patterns. The Hocking Glass Company produced this wonderful pattern during the late 1930's. Pink and crystal are the only colors in which entire sets can be collected. There are many lovely accessory items to add to any size set. This pattern is sometimes confused with Westmoreland's English Hobnail pattern. The two patterns are quite a bit different when actually compared. The length of the rays on the bottom of English Hobnail pieces vary to create a six pointed star effect. The rays of the Miss America pieces are uniform and form a perfect circle. Although pieces of Miss America in ice blue, green and Royal Ruby are beautiful, they are found so infrequently that trying to collect these colors is not very practical.
Moderntone - (1934-1950s) (Amethyst, Cobalt, Crystal, Pink, Green, Platonite Fired on Colors ) The Hazel Atlas Company produced this beautiful Depression Era Pattern. Cobalt is the most collected color and was produced from 1934-1942. Platonite was introduced at this time (please see the ad by clicking below), but remained in the line into 1950s. In the 40s and 50s platonite fired colors were added to the line. A child's set was made in various fired on colors to go with the adult dishes.

Moderntone Platonite Ad

Moondrops - (1932-1940) (Amber, Amethyst, Black, Crystal, Cobalt, Dark Green, Ice Blue, Jadite, Light Green, Pink, Red, Smoke ) The New Martinsville Glass Company produced this beautiful Depression Era Pattern. While cobalt and red are the most collected colors, there are plenty of collectors in all colors. The smooth streamlined features of Moondrops has made this pattern popular among the Deco Set.
Normandie - (1933-1940) (Amber, Crystal, Iridescent, Pink) The Federal Glass Company produced this pretty Depression Glass pattern. Normandie was not as popular a pattern as Madrid (one of the top 20 Depression Era Patterns). That may have been because it was only offered in Pink and Amber in the early years. The pattern is an attractive basketweave pattern and it does have a following. It is a bit harder to put together since less of it was produced but it is well worth the effort. Quite a few people are collecting the iridescent Normandie. The iridescent was made closer to the end of the Normandie production period. Iridescent is a marigold finish that was (in this case) fired on over crystal). Quite a few pieces of Normandie were produced in the iridescent Marigold color. Unfortunately the iridescent did not include a pitcher and tumbler set (as far as we know). It did include dinner plates, cups and saucers, and various bowls and plates. There were quite a few serving dishes as well. This is a great pattern and if you decide to add to your collection you will love it.
Old Cafe - (1936-1940) (Pink, Crystal, Royal Ruby) The Hocking Glass Company produced this stunning Depression Glass pattern. This pattern is popular today, but the number of items that can be found is limited. Collectors of crystal usually add the Royal Ruby pieces to their collections to add color.
Oyster and Pearl - (1938-1940) (Crystal, Pink, Royal Ruby, and Vitrock Fired on Colored Pieces) The Hocking Glass Company produced Oyster and Pearl. It is a small set that was meant to be used as serving and decorating accessories with dinnerware patterns. This set fits in nicely with Royal Ruby items, or any of Hocking's pink Depression sets. It even has pink, green and blue fired on pieces that go nicely with the Rainbow pattern that Hocking produced.
Parrot (Sylvan)- (1931-1932) (Amber, Some Crystal, Green) Parrot is another pattern among the Depression Glass Top 10 in popularity. This pretty pattern with two large parrots has fascinated collectors for years. Parrot was produced by The Federal Glass Company of Columbus, Ohio. Green is the most collected color. Pitchers are considered rare and are almost impossible to find. Tumblers, the butter dish and salt and pepper shakers are on the list of very hard to find in both green and amber.
Patrician - (1933-1937) (Amber, Crystal, Green, Pink) The Federal Glass Company of Columbus, Ohio produced this Depression Glass pattern. This pattern is often referred to as "Spoke," an early name given to this pattern by collectors.

A complete setting of Patrician can be found in all of the production colors. There is more amber found in the Patrician pattern than any other color. Patrician is one of the best selling amber Depression Glass patterns. Hard to find items in all colors include bowls, and tumblers. The cookie jar is extremely rare in green or pink. The pink butter dish is also very hard to find. Amber dinner plates are plentiful and are usually reasonable in price. Dinner plates in green and pink are hard to find and command a higher price.

Princess - (1931-1935) (Crystal, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow) The Hocking Glass Company really knew what they were doing when they designed and marketed this ornate Depression Glass pattern. It was so successful that you can find a complete set in the three main colors (green, pink, and yellow). Princess is one of the top 10 Depression Glass patterns. If you are looking for a simple service, a set of Princess can be completed without breaking your pocket book. However, if you desire a more extensive collection, finding all of the many pieces of Princess will take both time and money. However, the reward will be a breathtaking set of glassware.
Petalware - (1930-1940) (Crystal, Pink, Monax, Cremax, Monax and Cremax Decorated) The MacBeth Evans Glass Company produced this lovely Depression Glass pattern. Decorated Petalware in both Monax and Cremax is sought after by today's collectors.
Queen Mary- (1936-1949) (Crystal, Pink) This pretty vertical ribbed pattern was produced by The Hocking Glass Company. Its longevity is due to the fact that it sold well. A complete set of Queen Mary can be found in both crystal and pink. There is a wide range of available pieces which makes it easy to use and fun to collect. There are two pieces that have been made in Royal Ruby and one in Forest Green. These pieces deserve a mention here, but are generally of interest to either Royal Ruby or Forest Green collectors. At this time, Queen Mary is a pattern that has not been reproduced.
Radiance - (1936-1939) (Amber, Crystal,Cobalt, Ice Blue, Red, Emerald Green) This pretty pattern was made by The New Martinsville Glass Company. The most collectable colors are the blues and red, but the other colors are collected as well. This pretty pattern is extensive and many pieces can be found to dress up your table including a butter dish, honey jar, punch set and candlesticks in several styles. The only drawback to this set is that it does not have a dinner plate. This is one of the largest luncheon sets available in Depression Glass. We are putting Radiance with our Depression Glass patterns even though we consider it to be an Elegant pattern. It is handmade glassware, but most Depression Glass authors choose to list it this way so we are doing so to avoid further confusion.
Regina (#210) - (1930s) This pretty pattern was made by The Paden City Glass Company. The pattern has a series of horizontal lines and vertical panels that produce a block-like pattern. Pieces made with the # 210 blank can be found in Amber, Ebony, Crystal, Cheriglo, and Green. This was an extensive pattern and you can put together a complete dinnerware set with accessories.
Rock Crystal "Early American Rock Crystal - (amber, aquamarine, amethyst, blue, cobalt, crystal, lt.green, dark green, emerald green, white milk glass, olive green, pink, lt. red, dk.red, red slag, yellow, frosted and goofus decorations) (1915 - 1930s) This striking pattern was produced by The Mckee Glass Company. It was their most extensive dinnerware line. This popular pattern has many accessory items which include candies, candlesticks, cakestands, and serving bowls. The listing is enormous, which makes it a fun pattern to collect.
Rose Cameo- (green) (1931) Rose Cameo was produced by The Belmont Tumbler Company. This pattern is very similar to Hocking's Cameo but has a rose inside the embossed cameo. If you count both footed styles of tumblers separately, there are only seven pieces to this set. Three of these are bowls. Cameo Rose is hard to find and quite popular. Gene Florence says it is possible that the actual production was done at Hazel Atlas, but no one really knows for sure. All of Belmont's records were destroyed in a fire in 1952.
Royal Lace- (amethyst, crystal, cobalt blue, pink, and green) (1934-1941) This striking pattern was produced by The Hazel Atlas Company. Royal Lace has stayed popular throughout time. The intricate pattern does look a great deal like lace. Royal Lace seems to be popular with collectors in all colors. Even crystal has its loyal fans. This pattern is one of the most extensive patterns that Hazel Atlas produced. Some hard to find items include the butterdish, cookie jar, large pitcher and ice tea tumblers.
Royal Ruby- This pretty pattern is really more a color then a pattern. Royal Ruby was introduced in the Depression Era by the Hocking Glass Company (Anchor Hocking). It was one of Hocking's most successful lines of glassware and was made well into the 1960s. This pretty color was used to make many pieces of experimental, Depression Glass in patterns like Miss America, Colonial, and Manhattan. For a complete list of items made during the Depression you will find Gene Florence's book The Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass, a helpful source. For help with items made from the 40s to the 60s Gene's book, Collectible Glassware from the 40s, 50s, and 60s will list pieces from this time period. Royal Ruby is highly collected and those who use it do so without worrying which pieces came from which era.
Sandwich- Hocking Glass Company (Anchor Hocking Crystal( 1939-1966) (large cookie 1977-1993), Desert Gold (1961-1964), Forest Green (1956-60s), Pink (1939-40), Royal Ruby(1938-1939) White or Ivory(1957-60s)

Sandwich was a large pattern with over 40 different pieces available. The basic pieces of the crystal set were made from 1939 until 1966, but a larger version of the cookie jar was released by Anchor Hocking in 1977. This cookie jar was made until 1983. Although many did not want this later cookie jar added to their pattern, many collectors are now taking a second look since it has been discontinued. Putting together 4 or more of these reasonably priced cookie jars, makes an awesome canister set.

Sandwich was one of Hockings most successfull patterns. Many pieces were given away as premiums in oatmeal boxes or cereals.

The Forest Green items given away in boxes help to keep the price down on the entire set. The forest green set is by far the most expensive to collect. Dinner plates, pitchers, and serving pieces in this pattern command a premium and are almost impossible to find in good shape.

Pink and Royal Ruby items were only made for a very short time. It is amazing that so many bowls are found in both colors considering the production period. Both colors are found primarily in bowls and a full set in these colors cannot be found.

Quite a few pieces of Desert Gold can be found and many people enjoy collecting this pretty color.

Ivory and White colors were limited to a punch set. Sets in both colors can be found with and without gold.

Sharon (1935-1939) - (Amber, Crystal, Pink, Green)

Sharon is one of the most popular patterns in the Depression Glass Category. The Federal Glass Company produced this awesome pattern. Pink was the most plentiful and of course there are more collectors of pink then any of the other colors. Green is also very popular but harder to find. Amber has its share of loyal followers as well. Hard to find pieces of Sharon include thick tumblers, flat soups, creamsoups, and pitchers. The pink jam dish is considered rare. There is also an uncut footed tumbler that was made into a lamp that is impossible to find.

Tea Room (1926-1931) - (Amber, Crystal, Pink, Green)

Some of the most stylized Depression Glass patterns were produced by The Indiana Glass Company . Tearoom was one of these patterns. It easily fits in with a Deco theme. It is most commonly found in pink and green, although a set of crystal can be obtained. There were only a few pieces of amber made, but they are nice to add as accent pieces.

Spiral (1928-1930) - (Crystal, Green, Fired On Red)

Spiral was an early Hocking Glass Company pattern. Some of the basic shapes used for this pattern (and for Block Optic), were later incorporated into the popular Cameo pattern. This attractive collection was a rather limited offering. The largest plate is an 8" luncheon plate. We have purchased several sets of spiral that used the Hocking Block Optic Grill plate for their dinner. The color matches perfectly and works well because there is no pattern in the middle of the green grills. There were a surprising number of serving and accessory pieces made to go with this set. Included were several styles sugar and creamer sets, a candy, sandwich server, ice bowl, a pitcher and wonderful footed kitchen tumblers as well as two shapes of vases. If you are looking for a great, reasonably priced Depression Glass pattern to help dress up your kitchen area you may want to consider this wonderful set.

Waterford (1938-1944) - (Crystal, Pink) (Very limited number of pieces- Amber, Yellow, Vitrock-WMG) (Some Forest Green in the 50s)

The Waterford pattern was produced in great quanities by The Hocking Glass Company. It was reasonably priced, durable, and pretty. The variety of useful pieces produced made this a favorite for use in churches and bazaars. Since many of these institutions are now replacing their dishes, large quantities of Waterford can sometimes be found. Collectors need to be aware that the waffle shaped edges were easily damaged, so check your pieces carefully or know the dealers reputation before buying this pattern through the mail. RARE items include the goblet shown at the left, and the Miss American style tumblers and goblets.

Windsor (1936-1946) - (amberina, crystal, delphite, green,ice blue, ruby)- Windsor was made by the Jeannette Glass Company. We have listed quite a few colors, but Windsor is commonly found in crystal, pink, and green. You rarely find pieces of the other colors, and finding a complete set of any of them would be virtually impossible. Pink and Green seem to be the most collectible colors. Some hard to find items include creamsoups, ice tea tumblers, and candlesticks.