18 Watermelon Pink-Green-Optic Depression Glasses Glass

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Thank you for stopping by. You are looking at a set of 18 Watermelon Pink Green Optic Depression Glasses of three sizes (6 of each size).

T are 6 dessert which measure 3 3/4" tall and 3 1/2" at the top. One of these glasses has the tinest "flea bite" on the rim which you can only feel when you run your finger over the rim. We never saw it and my aunt is still looking for the "culprit" who made it. If you know who she or he is please let my aunt know.

T are 6 water glasses which measure 5" tall and 3 1/2" wide at the top.

T are 6 wine glasses which measure 6 1/2" tall and 3" wide at the top.

These matching glasses are a delicate pink cup and stem with a green base and with the optics, they look like diamonds sparkling when used at table with the lights on. These were only used at family formal occasions with great care. They were always hand washed and dried and stored very carefully.

I wanted to add this in response to a question. Our local antique dealer who handles a lot of depression glass advised us that these pieces were diamond optic. I will fully admit, I do not know-as I advised the person asking the question, I do not have antique dishes-if it won't go in the dishwasher, I am not interested. I hope this helps anyone looking.

Add to your family's tradition this holiday season with this wonderful old set of depression glass. Irreplaceable and difficult to find.

We do not know w my grandmother purchased these, but when we were doing some research on depression glass, we found t were 92 patterns made by the seven major producers of Depression Glass from 1923 to 1939 per an article from the National Depression Glass Association, Joyce E. Krupey. Per our local depression glass experts t was a line of stemware produced which was pink and green called watermelon from the 1920's through the 1930's. This stemware was produced by Tiffin, Standard Glass, US Glass and Cambridge to name a few. We found no marks on this stemware, but I guess very little depression glassware is marked.

We found stemware of the watermelon pattern selling for $61.00 per 5" glass . We weren't able to find a complete set like this one and do not wish to break it up. We have enjoyed researching depression glass and laughed when we discovered much of it came in dish detergent boxes, free with a purchase of something else, etc. We could just see our grandmother, who always loved a bargain, buying box after box of dish detergent in the 20's and 30's. She also purchased a lot of items from someone referred to as the Jewel Tea Man-long before my time and when you asked my grandmother w she bought something she would just say from the Jewel Tea Man. He used to stop by the house on a weekly basis. From a time long passed.

My aunt (my grandmother's daughter) has decided that it is time to downsize and she has decided to sell these glasses as a set, hopefully to someone who will use them as our family did and gather some great memories. This set has had a terrific past. Shipping will be by priority mail through the post office. It is a bit more expensive, but fast and safer than other methods.

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