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Depression Glass Cabinet Knobs and Drawer Handles

At least one restoration catalog source is offering glass door knobs closely resembling Depression-era originals. The 1 diameter knobs are sold in Jadite (opaque pale green), transparent apple green, transparent blue (peacock blue) and Delphite (opaque pale blue) and milk glass, and clear. Glass bridge-style door handles averaged about 4 across and were available in the same colors as the knobs but also included opaque black, ruby red and cobalt blue.

Bent Glass Panel Lamp Shades

For many years, leaded shades have been the most reproduced kinds of antique shades. Now, reproductions of bent glass and panel shades are being seen more frequently.

Pitcher Versions of Westmoreland Steins

The so-called Lovers Stein also called Wedding Stein, and the similar Elf stein have been reproduced from the original Westmoreland Glass mold for a number of years. New pieces from the same mold are now being made with tooled spouts and sold as pitchers. No original pitchers in these patterns have ever been found.

Italian Cruets from 1970-1980s Copied Victorian Art Glass

During the 1970-1980s Murano, Italy, was one of the leading suppliers of reproduction Victorian art glass. Mother of pearl glassware, commonly called MOP, was one of the 19th century decorative techniques the Italians copied.

New Cut Glass Urns

New cut glass "liquor jars" and "apothecary show globes" have been made. The new pieces are available in several sizes. So far they are known in 14″, 20″ and 31″. They are available in pink, clear crystal or with various colored overlays including cobalt and electric blue.

New Cut Glass Looks Old

New cut glass made with stone wheels is very similar to vintage American Brilliant Period cut glass made from around 1880 to about WW I.

New Eyewinker in Blue Opalescent

New pieces of Eyewinker pattern glass are now being sold in blue opalescent and green opalescent. Blue opalescent is available in the 6-inch three-footed shape shown here and a quart-size pitcher with tumblers. The green opalescent is also sold in the three-legged shape.

Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom is one of the most popular depression glass patterns. It was made by the Jeannette Glass Company ca. 1930-1939 and commonly produced in pink, green, Delphite (opaque blue) and clear. Red, yellow, Jadite (opaque green) and translucent green were also made.

Old Madrid or New Recollection?

Original Madrid pattern depression glass was made by Federal Glass Company and produced from 1932 to 1939. In 1976 Federal changed the pattern name to Recollection and began making new pieces from new molds. The first new pieces of Recollection were easily identified because pieces were dated in the mold with the year 1976. But then Federal went bankrupt and the molds were sold to Indiana Glass who removed the date from the molds. There have been problems separating old from new ever since.

Reissue - Christmas Pattern Compote

The Christmas pattern compote is among the most rare and expensive pieces of carnival glass. It was originally produced about 1909 in purple and marigold by the Dugan Glass Company. Collectors call it the Christmas compote because holly leaves are embossed over the entire surface. In recent years, pieces have sold in the $3,000- $4,000 range. Depression glass.