Friday, April 22, 2016

American Glass - Sandwich Pattern

For several years I have collected Indiana Glass, Clear Sandwich pattern
Depression glass  and have posted about various pieces in my collection.   
I began the collection because I liked the clear glass luncheon plates to
use with various patterns of English Bone China teacups at tea time.  
As time passed, and I began to find more pieces, my collection began to include
cups, saucers, sugars, creamers, dinner plates, side dishes and more. 
To be honest, I am nearly out of storage space. 
This glassware was made 1925 - 1985 and was named for the "authentic" 
Sandwich Glass made around Sandwich, MA.
These are a belated birthday gift from Mary. 
The beautiful plate in the top photo is 13 inches in diameter and very heavy. 
The bowl, below is 12 inches in diameter.  
 I just love the two pieces, either together or separate.    

There are four major makers of Sandwich pattern: Anchor Hocking Glass Co., 
Duncan & Miller Glass Co., Indiana Glass Co., and Westmoreland Glass Co.
I have glassware by each of the above manufacturers, but I haven't yet closely examined
these beautiful pieces to determine which they are. 

My question today: 
Do any of you collect American-made Glass patterns?  
I have a few pieces of various patterns of Depression glass and Carnival glass
from my grandmother and Aunt Mary, 
but not enough, in my opinion,  to call them a "collection." 


martea said...

Lovely pieces, Linda….
I love using the set of antique sandwich glass candle cups with my silver candelabra for a tea party.
But my favorite piece is an early American glass covered compote that was my paternal grandmothers. I repurposed it to hold my bath powder and fluffy puff. It looks beautiful by the tub and is a happy reminder of family.

Joy said...

So pretty, what a lovely gift! I do love Depression Glass - I started with some pieces that were my grandmother's, "Florentine", I think is the pattern. And then found some pink ones I fell in love with (40+ years ago). I don't know the pattern name but many are 6-sided, and some have flowers etched onto them. I have a few pieces of several other colors, I enjoy mixing and matching with my china.


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