Princess Depression Glass - Scrolls and Squares from Hocking Catladykate just added Princess pink depression glass. Princess’ beautiful scroll and tassle design on square shapes is a top depression glass pattern for collectors. Shop us now for best selection.
News-Antique.com - Aug 09,2009 - The next time you want to feel like a queen put your Princess pink depression glass on the table and use it with your friends. What a great way to show off your collection and make your friends feel special!
Princess depression glass plates, bowls and lids are all square shapes with the corners cut off and made into slighly scalloped edges. The rims are wide and set up to show off the beautiful pattern of scrolls and swags - it reminds me of window drapes with long tassles - and the centers have a beautiful feathery design of tassles that look like feathers. It is a very pretty pattern and you can find so many great pieces that is a lot of fun to collect.
Some of the neat Princess glassware pieces are the covered butter dish, tumblers, tall footed candy, cookie jar and pitcher. CatladykatesGlass.com is pleased to announce we were able to buy a large set recently and have these pieces and more offered for you. Lidded pieces have tall pointed finials and the candy and cookie jar lids are square shapes, so these are distinctive and stylish that look sharp.
You will find Princess tumblers that are cone shaped and footed as well as the traditional flat tumblers. One benefit of the mold etched swagged design is that the pattern is raised on the exterior which makes it very easy to hold the glasses, even when they are wet. If you have ever tried to hold a slippery piece of expensive depression glassware you will appreciate this! Currently our Princess tumblers in stock are the flat style.
Hocking made Princess from 1931 to 1934, the early part of the depression, and it is one of their first mold-etched designs. One point we all enjoy about Hocking glassware is the wide range of pieces in patterns that they made for several years like Princess. Hocking made Princess in pink, green and topaz. The pink is the most collected. Hocking's colored glass of the depression era was extremely attractive. The pink is a true candy pink, with no trace of orange or amber, cheerful and pretty; pink Princess looks like "good glass" that is special. Hocking's green is very attractive, fresh and springlike.
Hocking made several patterns in topaz yellow besides Princess, such as Block Optic and Cameo. But Princess is the only one of these three where the yellow color varied quite a bit. The true topaz is a soft sunny yellow. Some pieces are closer to an amber color, noticeably darker, and many people call this darker yellow glass apricot. This is an attractive color - you can't go wrong with any of the Hocking colors - but you should be aware the topaz glass color may vary if you buy glass online. As with collecting any glass, knowing your pattern will help you buy safely and get what you want. Remember to ask sellers when you can't tell by the photo or description.