Depression Glass Patterns

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    American Sweetheart Depression Glass Pattern

    American Sweetheart Depression Glass Pattern
    MacBeth-Evans Glass Company - ca. 1930-1936 American Sweetheart Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    This guide is designed to show Depression glass patterns in detail to assist with identification. Dates of manufacture and alternate names for patterns are provided when known. For more information on specific Depression glass pieces and manufacturers of each pattern, click on the links provided below the photos (where available).

    For values and further help with identification, visit the Depression Glass Price Guide.

    About the American Sweetheart pattern:

    The opaque white glass used in production of this MacBeth-Evans pattern is known as monax.

    Most often found in pink and monax. Deep red and cobalt blue American Sweetheart pieces are rare and quite valuable.

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    Aurora Pattern Depression Glass

    Aurora Pattern Depression Glass
    Hazel Atlas Glass Co., ca. late 1930s Aurora Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    This pattern is most often found in cobalt blue.

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    Bubble Pattern Depression Glass

    This is not technically a Depression glass pattern but is often placed into this category by collectors. Most often found in sapphire blue, Royal Ruby, and Forest Green.

    (Reference: Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence)

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    Cameo Depression Glass Pattern

    Cameo Depression Glass Pattern
    Hocking Glass Company- ca. 1930-1934 Cameo Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Also known as "Ballerina" or "Dancing Girl" pattern. Most often seen in green, but yellow and pink can also be found. A limited amount of clear Cameo was also made featuring a platinum rim. 

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    Cherry Blossom Depression Glass Pattern

    Cherry Blossom Depression Glass Pattern
    Jeannette Glass Company - ca. 1930-1939 Cherry Blossom Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    This pattern has been widely reproduced. Refer to Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence for more information.

    Most often found in pink and green, but Delphite and Jadite pieces can also be found occasionally.

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    Doric Depression Glass Pattern

    Doric Depression Glass Pattern
    Jeannette Glass Company - ca. 1935-1938 Doric Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Jeannette Glass Company also made a similar pattern called Doric and Pansy, which includes a set of children's dishes.

    Most often found in pink and green, but also made in Delphite (opaque blue). Ultramarine (light teal) and yellow can be found occasionally in this pattern.

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    Georgian Depression Glass Pattern

    Georgian Depression Glass Pattern
    Federal Glass Company, ca. 1931-1936 Georgian Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Also referred to occasionally as "Lovebirds" pattern.

    Most often found in green, although some crystal (clear) and amber pieces were produced.

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    Holiday Depression Glass Pattern

    Holiday Depression Glass Pattern
    Jeannette Glass Company - ca. 1947- mid-1950s Holiday Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Also known as "Buttons and Bows." Made in pink by a company associated with Depression glass, but it dates much later than other similar patterns.

    Most often found in pink, but a few pieces were made in crystal (clear) and iridescent.

    The shapes used for this pattern are very similar to Jeannette's Depression-era Windsor pattern.

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    Depression Glass Pattern Horseshoe

    Horseshoe Pattern
    Indiana Glass Company - ca. 1930-1933 Horseshoe Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Research shows the name given to this pattern by Indiana Glass was No. 612, but collectors still refer to it by the more colorful moniker Horseshoe.

    Often found in green, but also made in yellow, pink and crystal (clear).

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    Iris Depression Glass Pattern

    Iris Depression Glass Pattern
    Jeannette Glass Company, ca. 1928-1932 Iris Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Also known as "Iris and Herringbone."

    Most common color is crystal (clear), followed by iridescent.

    Most crystal pieces were made from 1928-1932, but select pieces were produced again from the late '40s into the '50s. Iridescent pieces date primarily to the 1950s.

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    Mayfair Depression Glass Pattern

    Mayfair Depression Glass Pattern
    Hocking Glass Company - ca. 1931-1937 Mayfair Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    May also be referred to by Depression glass dealers as "Open Rose" pattern.

    Most often found in pink followed by ice blue.

    Cookie jars and shot glasses have been reproduced in the Mayfair pattern. Many cookie jars were made in colors not originally associated with Mayfair, but the pink and light blue versions can be troublesome for new collectors. Refer to Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence for more information on identifying Mayfair reproduction cookie jars.

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    Moderntone Depression Glass Pattern

    Moderntone Depression Glass Pattern
    Hazel Atlas Glass Co. - ca. 1934-1942 Moderntone Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    This plain banded pattern was also made in Platonite (bright or dark fired-on colors with a white glass base) from the late '40s to early '50s in full size and children's dish sets.

    Most often found in cobalt blue, but also produced in amethyst. See reference to Platonite Moderntone in the introduction.

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    Old Colony Depression Glass Pattern

    Old Colony Depression Glass Pattern
    Hocking Glass Company - ca. 1935-1938 Old Colony Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Also referred to as "Lace Edge" and "Open Lace" but Old Colony is the name given to this pattern by Hocking Glass Company.

    Primarily found in Pink, but some crystal (clear) and green pieces were made.

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    Patrician Depression Glass Pattern

    Patrician Depression Glass Pattern
    Federal Glass Company, ca. 1933-1937 Patrician Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Also occasionally referred to as "Spoke" pattern by dealers and collectors; Federal's amber color was originally marketed as "Golden Glo."

    Most often found in amber followed by green. Pink and crystal (clear) pieces were also produced.

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    Pineapple & Floral Depression Glass Pattern

    Pineapple & Floral Depression Glass Pattern
    Indiana Glass Company, ca. 1932-1937 Pineapple & Floral Pattern. - Pamela Wiggins

    Research shows the name given to this glassware by Indiana Glass was No. 618, but collectors still refer to it by the more colorful moniker Pineapple & Floral.

    Most common color is crystal (clear), followed by amber.

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    Princess Depression Glass Pattern

    Princess Depression Glass Pattern
    Hocking Glass Company - ca. 1931-1935 Princess Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Princess is often found in pink and green, followed by yellow and occasionally in light blue.

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    "S" Pattern Depression Glass Pattern

    S Pattern Depression Glass
    MacBeth-Evans Glass Company - ca. 1930-1933 "S" Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Sometimes referred to as "Stippled Rose Band."

    Mainly found in clear, but other colors such as yellow, amber, and red can also be found in certain pieces.

    (Reference: Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence)

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    Spiral Depression Glass Pattern

    Spiral Depression Glass Pattern
    Hocking Glass Company - ca. 1928-1930 Spiral Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Sometimes referred to erroneously as "Swirl" pattern.

    Most often found in green, but also made in crystal (clear) and some pink.

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    Queen Mary Depression Glass Pattern

    Primarily found in pink, although some crystal (clear) and red were made in this pattern.

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    Royal Lace Depression Glass Pattern

    Royal Lace Depression Glass Pattern
    Hazel Atlas Glass Co. - ca. 1934-1941 Royal Lace Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Most valuable color is cobalt blue. Often found in green followed by pink and crystal (clear).

    Cookie jar, juice, and water tumblers have been reproduced in a very dark cobalt blue, according to Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence.

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    Sharon Depression Glass Pattern

    Sharon Depression Glass Pattern
    Federal Glass Company - ca. 1935-1939 Sharon Depression Glass Pattern. - Jay B. Siegel

    Sometimes referred to as "Cabbage Rose" by dealers and collectors.

    Most often found in amber and pink, but produced in green as well.

    A number of reproductions have been made in this pattern in pink, which can be confusing to new collectors. Other newer pieces were made in colors never originally produced in this pattern. Refer to Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence for more information.