Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Old Cafe, Hocking Glass Company, 1936 - 1940

Here a few more of my favorite Depression Glass pieces.
I came across the pink candy dish in a "Bibles for Missions" store in Guelph last summer. I loved the pink color, but didn't realize it was true Depression Glass at the time. It must have been used under a metal planter, as it had a rusty ring around it and it definitely was filthy! For $1.99 I thought I'd try to clean it up a bit and give it a new home. Well I could have done a CLR commercial (a Calcium, Lime and Rust remover here in Canada) with the result!

Looked it up in my trusty Depression Glass book and discovered it's origins:

Old Cafe, Hocking Glass Company, 1936 - 1940 .

The finish was so smooth and it was in perfect condition. It made it into my Curio Cabinet in a place of honor.
Months later, I found the same candy dish in Crystal and it came with a chrome handle. Again, perfect condition - from a Salvation Army Store!

Then my sister took me antique shopping in Guelph and I happened upon the little Sherbet in pink. Had to have that, but paid $10 for it. There weren't many pieces made to this set, so I don't know if I'll come across many more, but I do love them!


  1. SHREEEEEEEEK! what great finds! so jealous!!!!!

  2. I have the same pink candy dish; mine came with a brass colored handle (different from your silver one). I'm not sure if it's the correct handle or not. And thankfully, I only paid a pittance for it.

    Pretty sherbert dish!

  3. They are beautiful, the same detail and craftsmanship just doesn't go into stuff being made these days. I'm going to Ireland to see family soon and am dying to have a look at my mum's depression glass again.

  4. Isn't it interesting how collections can start? Thankfully you saw beyond the grime. You've got a good eye!

    I have a glass dish waiting to be photographed as good as yours. Still trying!

  5. You take such beautiful photos. What's your secret?
    P.S. gorgeous glassware.

  6. where have you gone????

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    comeback soon & show off your new treasures!

  7. The pink glass is stunning, what a wonderful find, so glad it found a new home with you. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Congratulations on your other sweet find, too. Love your new birdie.