Moderntone was produced from 1934 to 1942. Do you remember using Hazel Atlas Glass items when you were a child? It's also common to find sets of four to six sherbet dishes. I just purchased a set of salt and pepper shakers at least on the top, but there is no hole in the bottom to fill it. The acquisition was challenged under the in a case that was eventually decided by the in. Enjoying mild success from this first venture into dinnerware, other companies took note and began producing their own lines of dinnerware as well, only expanding the idea and adding in intricate patterns. Now in our Twelfth Year, the Monthly depression glass Newsletter ' Hazel Atlas News' is Free to anyone interested in members or non-members.
The books have been widely reprinted since the 1970s, and are chock full of great background information and photos— describing many patterns and pieces, and including reprints of various glass catalog pages, info on glass companies of that era, etc. I will insert a paragraph in my main text mentioning those books! Pretty neat to go to the movies and get a piece of glass. Just as production had reached full swing, General Mills cancelled the order, leaving Hazel Atlas holding huge tanks of blue glass. By 1902, when its name was changed to Hazel-Atlas, the company was a leader in , , glass lamp bases, and commercial glass containers for everything from Vasoline and shoe polish to ketchup, jam, and pickles. This feature will be available soon! Thank You, Debbiehave a biz, Sweetenyourevent. Those books are indeed classics, and a sampling of reader reviews posted on internet bookseller sites are overwhelmingly positive……. Because Depression glass and cobalt glass collectors seek it, Moderntone prices continue to rise and hard to find pieces remain in short supply.
There's also a color and pattern available to suit every taste. It continued to make containers, and into the 1960s. The earliest pieces made in this color show opalescence under a strong light, while later pieces are fully opaque. The next time you go to an antique shop, auction, swap meet or flea market, know what you are buying! The mark was reportedly first used in 1923, according to trademark office records quoted by Peterson 400 Trademarks on Glass. Thank you for your comment. Shirley Temple Mugs were given away when you bought a featured product at the local grocer. While not overwhelmingly successful, the green glass was noticed by other glassware manufacturers who added lovely patterns to similar glass and developed an array of other colors as the 1920s progressed.
For instance, the fancy Royal Lace pattern offered a full set of dinnerware including serving pieces, while Aurora has only seven known pieces in the pattern. Our website contains over 600 pictures and more than 150 pages of information. There are also full sets of four to six cups and saucers that come up on the market from time to time. I knew nothing of depression glass until my grandma gave them to me and I think the history is really neat. She published the annual Price Guides and the comprehensive Colored Glassware of the Depression Era, Book 2 Glassbooks, 1969,1972. ~David My mother Hazel Marie Weatherman researched and wrote the first book on Depression glass, traveling to almost all the glass companies mentioned here, meticulously identifying an compiling thousands of patterns and pieces.
There are a few different shapes as well. Value is determined by supply and demand just as for any other item. I like the Airko ones. Some of the most common pieces in a plentiful pattern may sell for only a few dollars, but rare pieces in certain patterns can sell for hundreds of dollars at depression glass shows. Hazel Atlas became industrious in formulating their own unique colors even so, that they received a patent on one color and trademark on another , so as to easily distinguish them from their competitors, as now the country was in a great depression and successful marketing would determine the fate of many glass houses.
The company was acquired by Continental Can Company in 1956, and some lines were continued under the new ownership. These boxed sets included four crystal Moderntone shot glasses in a metal holder and a crystal Colonial Block creamer. The Annual membership lasts for 365 days from the date of payment and is renewable at any time. The style and design look great though! Cheers Have a look at my webpage — Favorite Depression Glass Book A more recent edition: Favorite Elegant Glass Book Another good elegant glass book: Favorite Fostoria Books Here are four books I rely on for my Fostoria research. Mayfair and Sharon have repro shakers along with other remade pieces.
The Annual membership lasts for 365 days from the date of payment and is renewable at any time. If you want to buy only authentic glass then I recommend any of the better depression glass guide books. Collectors often face the dilemma of finding a rare piece they need in less than perfect condition. Platonite Platonite is a semi-opaque white glass which some incorrectly refer to as milkglass. How much is it worth? As for identification help, you are welcome to post photos on our. At first, after this 1902 merger, Hazel Atlas continued their production of fruit jars and commercial food storage containers, as they had for many years prior. The great majority of the green Depression-era glass contains very small quantities of uranium, which causes the glass to glow a fluorescent green under an ultraviolet light blacklight.
This cup and saucer set was produced by Hazel Atlas Glass Co. I am assuming it is definitely not a common pattern. Also an important maker of a very large variety of bottles and jars for the commercial packaging industry. Reproductions of Depression glass have been made since at least the late 1970s or early 1980s. By fitting the 6 ¾ inch salad plate with a wooden cutting board and metal lid, it became a cheese dish, and the butter dish is essentially the 6-½ inch cereal bowl with a lid. Although much of this type of glass is of low to medium quality for instance, because of molding flaws , Depression glass has been highly collectible since the 1960s, but with the market fluctuating somewhat…….
It is distinguished from the deep cobalt blue of other companies, the golden yellow produced by Hazel Atlas has no comparable counterpart, and their pink glass Sunset Pink was consistently formulated so as not to deviate largely, like that of Jeannette and Hocking Glass companies. The Ovide pattern, which was produced only in green, would become the testing ground for the large majority of the Hazel Atlas dinnerware lines over the next 30+ years. Please click here to go to my Click here to go to my pages on Hi Rena, Relax. We accept all major credit cards or Paypal. Platonite Moderntone was made from the same molds as the transparent colors, the only change being redesigned bowls without rims. Once my grandma loved a cake so much it was a llttie teddy bear cake with coconut , that she kept it in her china cabinet for as long as I can remember! There are a few pieces that turn up in pink or green transparent, mainly tumblers and ashtrays.
Gene Florence and Barbara Mauzy authored excellent guides that describe the fakes and give tips to distinguish real from fake. You will not find this technology anywhere else! Much of this type of glass was given away as premiums, as a marketing ploy to help increase sales of a product or service. Shakers are among the most reproduced depression glass pieces — think of the famous pink Cherry Blossom ones. There are some elusive pieces of Moderntone that are missing from many collections. The color schemes are so varied, they fit well into most any decor.