Clear Depression Glass

by admin on August 27, 2009

One of the main reasons why depression glass is so popular is the colors that it comes in. Due to the fact that money was so tight and the pressed glassware was so easy to produce, it made sense to make the pieces as colorful and as attractive as possible to get people to want them. Don't forget that this type of glass was made during the American great depression period (1929-1939) and people's incomes has dropped quite a bit, so the nicer the coloring of this cheap glassware the better.

As well as the cobalt blues, the royal ruby reds and the emeral green items, a range of clear depression glass was also created for those who liked original or plain pieces. The glassware was still patterned and the manufactuers ensured that those who had this color were treated to a good quality piece. The patterns look almost etched on to the glass when there is no coloring in the material and makes it look more valuable. Some of the elegant glass pieces that were produced as a high-end version of depression glass were done in a clear coloring. This was perhaps due to the rise of the purchasing of crystalware items which would eventually overtake their cheaper rivals.

All of the major depression glass makers were involved in producing the clear versions. Jeannette Glass, McKee Glass, Hocking and Hazel-Atlas to name but a few. I guess that the clear depression glass pieces were cheaper to produce and were easier to make, therefore all of the companies were keen to make this sort of item too.

Depression Clear green dish with dipping spoon Is this for salad dressing
Depression Clear green dish with dipping spoon Is this for salad dressing
$7.00
VINTAGE PAIR 2 CLEAR GLASS STAR SHAPED TAPER CANDLE HOLDERS 4 1 2 DIAMETER
VINTAGE PAIR 2 CLEAR GLASS STAR SHAPED TAPER CANDLE HOLDERS 4 1 2 DIAMETER
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Vintage Clear Depression Bowl
Vintage Clear Depression Bowl
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Vintage Clear Glass  Lace Pattern  Lidded Bowl Dish 7 1 8 Tall
Vintage Clear Glass Lace Pattern Lidded Bowl Dish 7 1 8 Tall
$25.99
Vintage Daisy  Button Clear Glass Basket Elegant L E Smith Applied Handle
Vintage Daisy Button Clear Glass Basket Elegant L E Smith Applied Handle
$23.39
Clear Depression Glass Bowl w White Colonial Woman  Red Bow  Hats loc big
Clear Depression Glass Bowl w White Colonial Woman Red Bow Hats loc big
$12.99
CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS ASHTRAY MATCH BOOK HOLDER 4
CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS ASHTRAY MATCH BOOK HOLDER 4
$8.99
Eye Wash Cup Clear Depression Glass Pedestal Rib Collectible Reproduction New
Eye Wash Cup Clear Depression Glass Pedestal Rib Collectible Reproduction New
$14.97
FEDERAL GLASS PARK AVENUE CLEAR SHOT GLASSES FIVE SHOT GLASSES
FEDERAL GLASS PARK AVENUE CLEAR SHOT GLASSES FIVE SHOT GLASSES
$12.00
Vtg 1930s CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS LIDDED REFRIGERATOR BUTTER DISH BOX
Vtg 1930s CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS LIDDED REFRIGERATOR BUTTER DISH BOX
$19.99
4 Jeannette Glass Co Baltimore Pear 8 1 4 Crystal Clear Luncheon Plates
4 Jeannette Glass Co Baltimore Pear 8 1 4 Crystal Clear Luncheon Plates
$5.00
DEVILED EGG PLATE FOR  15  INDIANA CLEAR GLASS HOBB NAIL PATTERN
DEVILED EGG PLATE FOR 15 INDIANA CLEAR GLASS HOBB NAIL PATTERN
$7.55
DEPRESSION VASILINE LONG STEM CHAMPAGNE GLASS CLEAR GOBLET URANIUM STEM
DEPRESSION VASILINE LONG STEM CHAMPAGNE GLASS CLEAR GOBLET URANIUM STEM
$56.70
Vintage Clear Glass Decorated Cherries 4 Piece Gold Tipped Berry Bowl Set
Vintage Clear Glass Decorated Cherries 4 Piece Gold Tipped Berry Bowl Set
$19.00
Anchor Hocking Depression Glass 1950s Clear Glass Reamer Juicer ROULETTE
Anchor Hocking Depression Glass 1950s Clear Glass Reamer Juicer ROULETTE
$4.95
Hobnail Hocking Glass Co Crystal Clear Luncheon Plate Depression Era 1934 36
Hobnail Hocking Glass Co Crystal Clear Luncheon Plate Depression Era 1934 36
$1.99
vintage clear crisscross depression glass square refrigerator dish with lid
vintage clear crisscross depression glass square refrigerator dish with lid
$15.00
saucers depression glass clear embossed design
saucers depression glass clear embossed design
$15.00
VINTAGE CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS TOP HAT ASHTRAY
VINTAGE CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS TOP HAT ASHTRAY
$6.99
Vintage Relish Jam Dish Pink Clear Glass w Flowers Walther Crystal Mikasa LQQK
Vintage Relish Jam Dish Pink Clear Glass w Flowers Walther Crystal Mikasa LQQK
$22.00
McKee RADNT Depression Glass Reamer Citrus Juicer Clear Yellow 825 Embossed
McKee RADNT Depression Glass Reamer Citrus Juicer Clear Yellow 825 Embossed
$95.00
Lot of 10 Delightful Vintage Clear  Colorful Depression Glass Buttons
Lot of 10 Delightful Vintage Clear Colorful Depression Glass Buttons
$18.50 (6 Bids)
Indiana Pretzel Pattern Clear Footed Creamer Depression Glass Pattern
Indiana Pretzel Pattern Clear Footed Creamer Depression Glass Pattern
$6.00
CLEAR Depression Glass Cabinet Knobs Antique Style Vintage Restoration Set Of 12
CLEAR Depression Glass Cabinet Knobs Antique Style Vintage Restoration Set Of 12
$59.16
VTG Indiana Glass Clear Diamond Point Open Sugar  Creamer Footed Pedestal
VTG Indiana Glass Clear Diamond Point Open Sugar Creamer Footed Pedestal
$25.99
Vintage Depression Glass Clear Cornucopia Horn Shaped Art Deco Elegant
Vintage Depression Glass Clear Cornucopia Horn Shaped Art Deco Elegant
$8.99
Pair of VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS CLEAR SALT AND PEPPER 6 SHAKERS
Pair of VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS CLEAR SALT AND PEPPER 6 SHAKERS
$12.99
Vintage Depression Clear Cut Glass Bowl
Vintage Depression Clear Cut Glass Bowl
$14.35
Hazel Atlas Nesting Bowl Depression Clear Glass Square Footed 9 1 2 Mixing Bowl
Hazel Atlas Nesting Bowl Depression Clear Glass Square Footed 9 1 2 Mixing Bowl
$16.99
Sharon Cabbage Rose Footed Cake Platter 11 1 2 Clear   535
Sharon Cabbage Rose Footed Cake Platter 11 1 2 Clear 535
$20.00
CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS DIAMOND QUILTED PATTERN Serving LUNCHEON OR DINNER PLATE
CLEAR DEPRESSION GLASS DIAMOND QUILTED PATTERN Serving LUNCHEON OR DINNER PLATE
$5.24
Anchor Hocking Clear Jane Ray Covered Refrigerator Dish Free Shipping
Anchor Hocking Clear Jane Ray Covered Refrigerator Dish Free Shipping
$17.22
Jeanette iris and herringbone five clear tumblers ca 1930 FREE SHIPPING
Jeanette iris and herringbone five clear tumblers ca 1930 FREE SHIPPING
$244.80
1 Set 8 pcs Federal Glass Homestead Wheat Depression Luncheon Snack Plates
1 Set 8 pcs Federal Glass Homestead Wheat Depression Luncheon Snack Plates
$16.99
2 Sets 16 pcs Federal Glass Homestead Wheat Depression Luncheon Snack Plates
2 Sets 16 pcs Federal Glass Homestead Wheat Depression Luncheon Snack Plates
$34.99
Anchor Hocking BUBBLE CLEAR Dinner Plate 5631
Anchor Hocking BUBBLE CLEAR Dinner Plate 5631
$11.99
Anchor Hocking TARTAN CLEAR Iced Tea Glass 4586721
Anchor Hocking TARTAN CLEAR Iced Tea Glass 4586721
$3.99
OYSTER  PEARL Clear Depression Glass Candle Holder
OYSTER PEARL Clear Depression Glass Candle Holder
$5.00
PAIR ANCHOR HOCKING SALT  PEPPER SHAKERSCLEAR GLASSGOLDMCM DESIGN
PAIR ANCHOR HOCKING SALT PEPPER SHAKERSCLEAR GLASSGOLDMCM DESIGN
$15.00
3 Vintage McKee Clear Depression Glass Restaurant Casserole Dishes
3 Vintage McKee Clear Depression Glass Restaurant Casserole Dishes
$18.71

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