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Hey, y'all! I picked up a beautiful candy dish at my local antique store this past weekend. I am new to collecting depression glass, and if my information that I think I know is wrong, please let me know. Anyways, what I think I know is that this candy dish is Indiana Glass, Princess design. I have seen this candy dish before, and in many colors. I have a pink one that used to be my grandmother's. My question is when I purchased this, I purchased it for the unique color of it. I have been researching online, and I am unable to find this dish in this color. Can anyone give me some insight on if this dish was in fact made in this color, and what the rarity and value of it may be? Thanks!
Hey...just realized you got lots of answers over on the Glass Hound group! They are the best! That's what I get for being late to the party...:)
Melissa, I am late to this party but what did you find out on your pretty candy dish?
I'm not sure about the satin lime green color but here's an encouraging tidbit about the pattern and original green color with Anchor Hocking:
K and M Antique Stores: "Princess - (1931-1935) (Crystal, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow) The Hocking Glass Company really knew what they were doing when they designed and marketed this ornate Depression Glass pattern. It was so successful that you can find a complete set in the three main colors (green, pink, and yellow). Princess is one of the top 10 Depression Glass patterns. If you are looking for a simple service, a set of Princess can be completed without breaking your pocket book. However, if you desire a more extensive collection, finding all of the many pieces of Princess will take both time and money. However, the reward will be a breathtaking set of glassware."
Here is a test for Depression glass (DG):
Here's a cool way to tell real Depression Glass (DG) from fake. It works too. You need to have a piece of real DG and non-DG. Take the DG between your thumb and forefinger and gently rub it. DG feels soft and warm. Non DG feels hard and cold. If you grasp it too hard your rubbing can make it warm so move your fingers around or switch hands. Test yourself by shutting your eyes. Once you learn this trick you only have to touch the glass to determine if it's real DG or not.