Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware. Some food manufacturers and distributors wanted to put up an incentive to boost their sales, so they came up with the idea of including a piece of glassware in food boxes. Notable among this company was one of the leading donors of Depression Glass.
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Depression glass is an inexpensive glass that was manufactured in large quantities during the s and early s. It was made in many colors and patterns by dozens of factories in the United States. Glass labeled elegant by collectors refers to American hand-pressed items made from about to
Depression glass is clear or colored translucent machine made glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Companyand other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Some movie theaters and businesses handed out pieces to patrons. Most of this glassware was made in the Ohio River Valley of the United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century.
When it comes to locating rare pieces and hidden treasures at estate sales and antique malls, there is no greater discovery than pieces that warm your heart and bring a sense of nostalgia back into your life. Inin the hopes of cornering a fresh market for affordable and attractive cookware, Anchor Hocking Glass began producing their now-famous line of ovenproof, low-cost, low-expansion borosilicate glassware products. Fire King style kitchenware was made with durability in mind.
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Priced as one lot - both pieces included. It is Mayfair Pink by Anchor Hocking, and was made between and The dish measures 11" handle to handle and 8" across.
Authentic colors include crystal, green, ice blue, jadeite and ruby red. Miss America has been reproduced since the late s. As with many other reproductions, the copies of Miss America are beginning to look more and more like originals.