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.
damage, especially with those wide rims? Even though the pattern looks like there are sharp corners on the inside rims, the glass actually is more rounded especially on plates and some serving pieces. This is important because it keeps the amount of nicking and inner rim roughness down on plates, platters and serving bowls and berry bowls.
The cereal bowls, creamer and sugar, and the candy dish have more definite inner rims and my experience is that these get nicked. If you consider glass online then you may want to ask the seller to check the inner rims carefully, especially with these pieces as many people don't think to do this. When you are able to buy glass in person, do check the inner rims and the outside edges, both on the side and on the top and bottoms of the sides. Most of the outer rim nicks I've seen in Princess have been under the rim, not right on the edge.
As usual, the scalloped edges and points on lids can get nicked. You'll want to handle your glass carefully, and consider putting a piece of thin paper between the lid and the base on your cookie jar. In my personal experience, sherbets and tumblers seem to be pretty sturdy, which is a little surprising since they look thin and delicate. That's a good thing to know since tumblers are scarce and expensive in so many patterns.
Princess is a moderately priced depression pattern. You'll spend $25 to $60 (July 2009) for tumblers, in the mid 100's for a butter dish with cover, and probably under $100 for the pitcher, cookie jar and candy. This is quite a bit less expensive than the same pieces in the most sought-after patterns. Pink and green are more expensive than topaz and the amber/apricot colors, probably in part because of the color difference in yellow and of course, pink is very popular in almost all patterns today. This means you can set your table and show off your glass and enjoy using it without breaking bank.
If you only will accept glass that is absolutely mint, which means no wear whatsoever, then you will find the scarcer items like cookie jars, butters and candy dishes a little more expensive than if you are willing to accept a bit of roughness, for example on the interior of the cookie jar. After 75 years it's getting difficult to find glass that is perfect. (And depression glass was seldom perfect, even right off the manufacturing line!)
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