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.
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Cameo Depression Glass Pattern
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.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Doric Depression Glass Pattern
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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Holiday Depression Glass Pattern
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.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Mayfair Depression Glass Pattern
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
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.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Princess Depression Glass Pattern
Princess is often found in pink and green, followed by yellow and occasionally in light blue.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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Royal Lace Depression Glass Pattern
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.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Sharon Depression Glass Pattern
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.