Indiana Glass Later Patterns at Cat Lady Kate’s Glass Indiana collectible patterns from the 1940s through the 80s include Teardrop, Oleander, Christmas Candy, Diamond Point and Wild Rose. Check Cat Lady Kate’s Glass for these and more!
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Double Fleur De Lis is a gorgeous elegant glass pattern that sometimes is confused with Fostoria’s Baroque. It combines fleur de lis around the inside center with elongated fleur de lis molded on the outside around the rim. The rims may be scalloped. You can find this with different cuttings, including a simple spray floral and a more elaborate flower cut. We’ve had Double Fleur De Lis in a footed console bowl, a flat bowl, a 3-piece mayonnaise set and a torte plate. Our torte plate in the photo has a basket and flower design in encrusted silver and is a wonderful piece of glass. Indiana made this about 1950.
Indiana Glass made several well-known Depression glass patterns and later sold older reproduction patterns through the Tiara party plan. Besides these, Indiana made several attractive collectible patterns from the 1940s through the 80s plus re-issued older designs in new colors including Teardrop, Oleander, Christmas Candy, Diamond Point and Pretzel. Indiana also made less-well known patterns that are very appealing such as Double Fleur de Lis.
You can find Teardrop at almost every flea market or thrift store, most often the large comport, and usually in milk glass or crystal with worn flashing. People who know Teardrop only from the comport are missing a very pretty pattern! Tear drop was made in crystal, as well as crystal with the drops flashed red, plus milk glass, iridiscent glass and flashed all over. Cat Lady Kate’s Glass has the crystal footed torte plate available. This has a touch of elegance and it is charming in person.
Teardrop, Line 1011, was mainly a decorative pattern that included a few serving pieces, such as the creamer and sugar, torte plate and small bowl. In our area of Michigan we find 5 comports for every other piece of Teardrop; although from time to time we see the vase, torte plate and small bowl. The creamer, sugar and candleholder are very pretty and very elusive!
Another ubiquitous piece in flea markets is the creamer or sugar in Indiana’s Number 1008, Oleander or Willow. These are heavy with deeply pressed leaf sprays. The handles have neat shapes. Montgomery Ward distributed Number under the Oleander name and it was made for years, from the 1940s through the 70s. This pattern has elements of both depression glass and elegant glass and you may see it listed as either. Indiana made it in crystal and several colors, as well as satinized crystal, and with the pattern picked out in yellow or red. It’s a nice pattern with strong design and comes in a wide variety of shapes that make it fun to collect. The small bowl with metal stand shown in the photo is Oleander and is in our online shop, Cat Lady Kate’s Glass under the Elegant / Indiana category.
Once you see a piece of Christmas Candy you’ll know where its name came from, and you will not have a problem recognizing it in the future. The rims have