Friday, June 18, 2010

Pink Saturday - Old Colony Teacup and Comport

Hello Again - another Pink Saturday rolls around.

This week, my Pink Glass selection is the pattern called 'Old Colony'.

Made by Hocking Glass company from 1935-38 it also is known as 'Lace Edge' or 'Open Lace'. A delicate shade of pink, but is so easily chipped by the flat edge being pushed against other glassware or walls.
The comport shown here on its edge is the first piece of Old Colony that I purchased and the first piece of pink glass that I bought for 'me' - not bought to be passed to my Mum. Chipped and all, I still like this piece and at christmas time, will fill my glassware with small sparkly christmas ornaments.
The teacup and saucer is very nice, but I'm never sure about drinking hot drinks in clear glass...I'd be worried about the glass shattering.
Of course, down the track, Hocking Glass Company joined with Anchor Glass and became Anchor Hocking who are famous for their 'Fire-King' range. (another collecting obsession of mine - but we'll deal with that another day!)
The saucer also serves as a base plate for the comport - many Hocking glassware items had dual purposes - just a clever design idea in the Depression years - make every item serviceable.
This pattern was relatively plentiful here in Australia. I wonder if the Australian Crown Crystal company purchased the molds from Hocking, as they appear to have done with another pattern Iris & Herringbone. This pattern however, is only found in sweet watermelon pink.

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!!!


someplace in thyme said...

It made me nervous when we lived in Germany and they served hot tea in glass cups. I figured if they served it that way, it must be ok. I would use your beautiful cup and not worry about it. Why would they create something so lovely in a design of a cup if you couldn't use it. Happy Pink Saturday sweetie, Char

Pat said...

Lovely vintage pinks!

Becky said...

Your pink glass is beautiful. I posted some art deco pink glass today. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathy said...

I love depression era glass - especially pink! I don't have any - but, I am looking!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry from Alabama said...

How beautiful! My mother-in-law collects pink glass too. I love to just sit and stare into her china cabinets. I didn't get to come by for your first Pink Saturday so I'd like to send you a great big WELCOME this week!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Beautiful Vintage pink depression glass, I have just a couple of pieces myself :)

Happy Pink Saturday!
Warmest, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Love,love,love, pink glass! This is a nice piece.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Now that is such a beautiful pattern!!!I love seeing all of your pink depression glass!!


theodora said...

I also love old glass bottles,plates,vases,I also have a small collection of milk your blog



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