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New Martinsville Patterns and Shapes
Hostmaster No. 38
-(1930s)- (Amber,
Cobalt Blue, Crystal, Ruby
)
Hostmaster is one of the largest Depression Era Barware patterns produced. This pattern had numerous pieces including a cocktail shaker, decanter, numerous stems, bitters bottle, jigger, and a covered pretzel jar. Our listing is far from complete. What's so neat about this pattern it that it fits in with Fostoria's Hermitage pattern or with Fenton's Plymoth. Your friends will never know the difference.
Janice-(1930s)- (Amber, Amberina, Amethyst, Crystal, Cobalt Blue, Black, Light Blue, Emerald Green) Janice is one of New Martinsville's prettier patterns. This lovely pattern can be found in many recognizable New Martinsville colors, including ruby, amberina, cobalt and black. Interesting shapes were made for these bold colors. This stunning pattern included many serving pieces and a full line of swan figural bowls. Also produced were candy bowls, baskets, plates, tumblers, cups and saucers, candlesticks, and vases. Sometimes these pieces may be found with etchings. The list of possibilities goes on and on. This pretty pattern can keep a collector busy for years.

Dalzell Viking reproduced candlesticks in Janice. These candlesticks are no longer being made because Dalzell Viking has gone out of business. The newer candlesticks are not as pretty as the old ones and a seasoned collector can easily tell the difference between the old and new. The later issues do not have the fire polishing that the old ones have and they are much heavier. Dalzell Viking used a lot of sulfer in the production of these candlesticks, so they also have a new slick feeling to them when you pick them up. This is the only reproduction in this pattern so far.

Lions -(1930s)- New Martinsville produced some of the most beautiful Depression Era glassware. They employed designers with both style and imagination. This striking Lions etch rivals any of the etchings created during the Depression Era. It is an elusive little known pattern. This pattern was attributed to New Martinsville by "The Glass Etch Gallery" (an online information center about glassware). I cannot find this shape candy in any of my New Martinsville books but will keep this etching with our New Martinsville patterns unless more information surfaces. This candy shape is also found in black (ebony) opaque glass. New Martinsville had a large line of black glass items available during the Depression.
Modernistic -(1930s)- This beautiful ART DECO pattern has been shown in many New Martinsville catalog reprints from the 1930s. The pattern can be found in green, pink, , jade, black, and crystal and in satinized versions of these colors as well. Sometimes pieces will be found with an etching. The pattern is one of the few Depression Era patterns that has a perfume set with it. This is a hard to collect pattern, but well worth the effort.
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.

"Morning Dove" -(1930s)- This lovely vase is shown in a catalog reprint in Hazel Marie Weatherman's book "Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2". The vase is advertised as a a #101-9inch vase (7" width). Of course the size depended on the flare of the top. It was advertised as being suitable for large bunches of short stemmed or long stemmed flowers. The vase was made for retailers to sell at $1.00. It has been found in both green and crystal, but was listed as having been made in all of New Martinsville's beautiful colors.
Prelude -(1930s-1950s)- Prelude was one of New Martinsville's most popular etchings with young Brides. This etching can be found advertised in quite a few magazines that were geared toward young women during the 1930s and 40s. In 1943 the Viking Glass Company acquired New Martinsville molds and continued to produce this much loved pattern well into the 50s.

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.