Crafts & Hobbies Information

Rare Depression Glass Pieces


Depression Glass - The Rare Pieces

Did you know that if you happen to have a crystal (clear) and pink Depression Glass refrigerator bowl in the Crisscross pattern in good condition and with its original cover, that it's valued at between $300 and $335? Or that Shirley Temple cream pitcher your grandmother keeps in the back of her upper cabinet could bring up to $1,250 at auction? If you didn't, then you've been in the dark about rare Depression Glass pieces and their values! Here are a few pieces for which knowledgeable Depression Glass collectors stay on constant lookout:

The Ruby Red Aladdin Beehive Lamp

Made for only six months during 1937, this lamp currently brings anywhere from $700 to $950 - if it can be found! Most collectors owning this piece understandably do not have any interest in letting go of it, which makes it even rarer. The color of the glass in the Aladdin series of ruby lamps varies from a light red with an amber tint to dark, rich red, with the deeper reds fetching more interest with today's collectors. So if you have this lamp with the trademarked "Aladdin" on it wick-raising knob, you've truly got yourself a prize!

Cambridge Glass Company's Blue Cleo Etched and Footed Sugar Sifter

Although the Cleo pattern, introduced by Cambridge in 1930, was produced in a variety of colors such as amber, green, crystal (clear), peach, and gold, it was and still is the blue that attracts buyers. Along with the oil bottle with its original stopper, the footed sugar sifter proves to be the hardest to find and, subsequently, the most costly when it is unearthed. These sugar sifters, usually seen only in books or magazines or, if you're lucky, in a Depression Glass club member's private collection, can be had, reluctantly, for anywhere from $900 to more than $1,000. So if you encounter one in person, just look -- don't touch it!

Ruby Flower Center Flying Lady Bowl

The story surrounding the origins of the Flying Lady bowl makes owning the piece that much more interesting - and makes the piece more valuable! In Ohio, where the Cambridge Glass Company called home, glassworkers visited a traveling circus that had come into town. A beautiful lady performer, a German trapeze artist, so amazed the glassworker/circus visitors, that they designed a mold in her honor. Flying Lady bowls come in several types of glass and patterns with prices usually in the $400 range, depending upon their condition. But the Queen Mother of this set - called the Statuesque series - lies with the ruby, flower-centered Flying Lady bowl. This precious piece garners upward of $2000 and more when found in mint condition. An interesting side note about this piece: When ministers visited those of their flock who owned the Flying Lady bowl, they were spared the vision of her nudity. Parishioners made sure she had been safely - and discreetly - tucked away during visits from the preacher!

These are just a few of the Depression Glass era's most sought-after pieces, but many more remain to raise the eyebrows of even the most deep-pocketed glass collectors. Some of these pieces can only be found in Depression Glass museums or, as mentioned, in private collections. But some - albeit a tiny few - still remain out there somewhere, just waiting for some incredibly lucky finder to discover them.

Could that lucky person be you? You'll never know unless you try, so get to hunting!

Until next time,

Murray Hughes

http://www.depressionglasssecrets.com/DPweb-articles/rare-depression-glass.html

If you enjoyed this article by Murray Hughes, then visit Depression Glass Patterns now and enroll in the free Depression Glass course "The 5 Essential Steps To Becoming A Depression Glass Collector". For AOL Users: Depression Glass Rare Patterns


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Stitch and Bitch
Madison.com
Thu, Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Nov 22 @ 3:30 pm · Thu, Nov ...



Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Open Studio
Madison.com
Stop into the Bubbler Room to meet the Bubbler's artist-in-residence Jacki Whisenant and learn more about Jacki and why she is wild about the wild things in this world! Draw with her or take on your own interpretation of creatures real and unreal with ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Focusing on healing
MyCentralJersey.com
The Wednesday after I started blogging again, I woke up with a sharp pain in my right eye. It was a wake-up call to focus on healing. I know some of you would love to read all the details about the physical problem, but I'm not going to share them.



Scientific Illustration Workshop: -- Tiny Things w/ Bubbler artist-in-residence
Madison.com
Join artist Jacki Whisenant in this workshop that will use FoldScopes (lightweight, portable microscopes that use a smartphone and a stage to see microscopic views of small objects). There are so many amazing things to explore in this world, and it is ...



Ancient Earthworks Society Series -- Petroforms with Diane Fox
Madison.com
Join your AES colleagues and guests at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 15 at the South Madison Library as researcher Diane Fox introduces us to petroforms (arranged and altered rocks) — an aspect of Wisconsin's ancient record that is both poorly ...



Live, Relax, Enjoy, Play - Zentangle Class (register early, limited space)
Madison.com
"Letting Go" (e.g., judgements, fear, worries, stress, regrets, etc.) stimulates the creative process. Bring your giggles (belly laughs too), "me" playtime attitude, and curiosity as you explore the creative process of ZIA (Zentangle inspired art ...



Wyld and Wooly -- Felted Soap Making
Madison.com
Master fiber-crafter and proprietor of Wyld and Wooly fiber arts, Faye Antolec leads this creative and fun craft where you'll learn the basics of wet felting, and leave the class with 3 of your own home-made felted soaps! Space is limited, call 824 ...



Canvas Throw Pillow Workshop
Madison.com
Throw pillows are an easy and chic way to update any chair/bed/room. Spend an evening DIY-ing something new for your apartment, house, or dorm room! Choose your desired pillow cover (we'll have multiple colors to choose from!), then embellish it using ...



MyCentralJersey.com (blog)

It's September; I'm back to blogging
MyCentralJersey.com (blog)
I took most of the summer off from blogging, in order to rest, do some spiritual stuff, and just take a break from knitting. Yes, you read that right. I actually went days at a time when I didn't knit at all. I actually had three chemo caps on the ...



Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group
Madison.com
Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about ...


Google News

home | site map | Shell Art
© 2006