Monday, April 16, 2012

DG Lesson #1

I've decided that once a week I am going to share a different Depression Glass pattern with you. I'll give a little history and I'll include a picture of the pattern too.

This week I'm sharing a pattern called Royal Lace. Royal Lace was made by the Hazel Atlas Glass Company, between the years 1934 and 1941. Royal Lace was made in Crystal, Pink, Green, Blue and Amethyst. Amethyst is very hard to find and only one piece is known to have been found, a sherbet dish. Royal Blue is a favorite color with collectors and it's fairly easy to find.

I have two pieces of Royal Lace. A Royal Blue cup and saucer, and a Pink cookie or biscuit jar. Another one of my cookie jars without a lid.

If you wanted to buy a set of Royal Lace in 1934, you would have paid $2.99 for a 44 piece place setting. Not too many families could afford to spend that kind of money during the Depression.

One little tip...when shopping for Depression Glass, be sure to check the inside rims of plates, bowls, and cups for chips and flakes which might have been caused by stacking. And..if you come across a piece that has a chip, be sure to make sure that the price reflects that.

Happy Collecting!!



  1. Depression Glass is so beautiful!! I love the lace pattern on these!! Thanks for the tip!! Hope you are having a lovely start to the week! xo Heather

  2. Very interesting info. And thank for sharing the important tip with us. These pieces are beautiful!

  3. I love the colors! That Biscuit Jar would make a nice place for a flower arrangement on the dining room table!