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!