Teal and Ultra Marine Colored Glass of the Depression Era Teal was not a common color in the depression. Only Jeannette Glass made much teal glassware and they produced only two complete depression glass patterns in turquoise, Swirl and Doric and Pansy.
Teal was not a common color in the depression. Only Jeannette Glass made much teal glassware and they produced only two complete depression glass patterns in turquoise, Swirl and Doric and Pansy.
Jeannette made a line of kitchen glass in the late 1930s called Jenny Ware that came in Ultra-Marine, crystal and pink. What we call teal today was ultra marine, sometimes with hyphen, sometimes all one word.
Let's look at the two patterns, Jeannette Swirl and Doric and Pansy.
Jeannette made Swirl depression glass only two years, 1937 to 1938, mostly in pink plus ultramarine. They made about a third of the Swirl pieces in opaque Delphite blue and a couple pieces in ice blue and amber. Pink and ultramarine are the easiest colors to find. Swirl looks great in either color on your table.
Jeannette's ultramarine is a rich blue green transparent glass. Some pieces are more green than others. Ultramarine is striking without being bold or too strong to mix with other colors. If you have only a few pieces of ultramarine Swirl try combining it with other depression glassware or with china. The pieces are charming and the color blends beautifully.
You can get a complete dinner or lunch set in ultramarine Swirl and it mixes well with pink Swirl or other depression glass. Try mixing ultramarine Swirl with vintage etched crystal stemware for a gorgeous combination that is anything but common place.
Jeannette made some neat pieces in teal Swirl including candle holders, vases, salt and pepper shakers, tumblers and lidded bowls. You can find the basic plates and such fairly easily but the accessory pieces and tumblers are more difficult. The pitcher is rare.
Did you notice the ruffled rim on that salad bowl? Some pieces have ruffles and some do not. The ruffles look like flower petals and collectors nicknamed Swirl Petal Swirl. The angled handles on these pieces is a good contrast with the round shapes. Swirl plates and bowls and footed pieces have concentric rings in the centers.
Jeannette made their luscious Doric and Pansy depression glass in ultramarine and pink during the same years they made Swirl.
If you like Doric and Pansy then you'll want to be aware there is a children's set called Pretty Polly Party dishes. The pieces look similar but are much smaller. If you want the child's set then you will want to get familiar with the sizes. Most of the children's pieces are more expensive than the full sized pattern.
Doric and Pansy combines squares with two different designs arranged in rings. One square is a pansy and the other is a stylized design. Doric and Pansy ultramarine is more expensive and more difficult to find than Swirl. If you are looking for a good pattern in teal glass that is reasonably available and affordable then try Swirl. You don't need a