MacBeth Evans Dogwood – Lovely Depression Glass at Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass MacBeth Evans Dogwood depression glass with its large four-petal flowers is one of the loveliest patterns and fun to collect. Cat Lady Kate just added several pieces, including the elusive tumbler.
News-Antique.com - Dec 11,2007 - MacBeth Evans made several well-known depression glass patterns, such as American Sweetheart, Stippled Rose and Dogwood. Dogwood has an all-over pattern of large flowers that almost make it look like brocade etch. It is unmistakable; you won’t have a problem identifying this pattern! One MacBeth Evans depression glass characteristic is the glass is fairly thin and not perfectly clear. Dogwood is no exception. The pieces appear very delicate, yet it is actually not particularly prone to damage. Edges of the bowls and sherbets are not truly round but have rounded corners.
Green Dogwood is much less common than the pink, at least here in mid-Michigan, and I have never seen a piece. The book values for green pieces are somewhat higher than for the pink. It looks pretty in the pictures!
There are uncommon pieces in pink Dogwood, notably the tumblers, sherbets, cake plate, pitcher and coaster. Tumblers and cereal bowls are scarce in almost every depression glass pattern, but usually sherbets are easy to find. Not so with Dogwood. The one piece that could be called common is the 8 inch lunch plate. For some reason this is the piece you will see most often.
Dogwood came in a full dinnerware set, including dinner, lunch and sherbet plates, cereal bowl, two sizes of serving bowls, sherbets, five sizes of tumblers, cups, saucers, pitchers and platters. MacBeth Evans did not make a huge number of depression glass patterns but they did make a wide variety in each style. Besides the dinner set you may find the coaster, which is rare. These would be choice additions to anyone’s collection.
We were able to buy a fairly large set of pink Dogwood, including the 5 inch tall, 12 ounce decorated tumblers, sherbets, dinner plates, sherbet plates, cups, saucers, cereal bowls, serving bowl and sugars. These are listed in our online store, which is linked below. You are welcome to shop our store anytime and we offer a full guarantee and top customer service.
There are two sizes of cups and if you have a depression glass reference book they will be called thin and thick. That is not helpful if you have not seen both together. The thick cups look like most cups. The sides flare out slightly and they are more or less straight. Thick cups are 2 1/2 inches tall and 3 5/8 inches across at the lip. The thin cups look more delicate and are shaped like small flared bowls with handles. The flared shape and thin glass give the impression of being blown but of course the cups are pressed glass. Thin cups are 2 3/8 inches tall and 3 7/8 inches across at the lip.
There are two sizes and shapes of sugars, too. One is taller and footed and the other is short, flat and looks a little thicker glass than the other. The taller one looks like the classic depression glass footed sugar, and is shaped similar to the American Sweetheart sugar. It is 3