Depression glass

Depression glassCrown Crystal Glass Company depression glass
made in Australia 1920s-1935

The Crown Crystal Glass Co made pressed glass items from the early 20s to the mid 30s in Australia. Here we have a lovely trio of green depression glass- oval jam dish, art deco styled desert dish and an orange squeezer. I collected them one by one and waited until I had a trio to photograph.

Depression glass is very collectible and there are fakes and reproductions out there. How to tell if it’s authentic? Depression glass was made quickly and cheaply and was marketed to ‘housewives’ as everyday-use glass. Quite often you can see bubbles & imperfections in the glass, the raised seams where the piece came out of the mould, and its heavy- heavier than glass produced today. Typically there was no makers mark.

In Australia depression glass was only made in green and pink, whereas in the US and England other colours were made [variations on green and pink.] Australian glass tends to be quite plain- whereas in the US particularly many patterns were pressed into the glass and the rarer patterned depression glass pieces go for hundreds of dollars.

This set of Australian depression glass is in very good condition – still fit for purpose should you wish to squeeze the odd orange – just be sure to hand wash in mild soapy water.

For sale: $AUD135

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