Federal Georgian Lovebirds Depression Glass

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2015-06-26 10:57:14

Federal Georgian Lovebirds Depression Glass is collectible Depression glass made by the Federal Glass Company, bearing the popular Georgian Lovebirds pattern.

 

History & Description

Established in 1900 in Columbus, Ohio, Federal Glass made many important depression glass patterns. One of the most well-known is the Georgian Lovebirds. The pattern was manufactured between 1931 and 1936 and was one of the earliest types of depression glass that the Federal Glass company produced.

The majority of these products were made in green although there were limited numbers also produced in crystal and amber. The design featured alternated birds and baskets, connected by swags and with a medallion in the centre.

Guide for collectors

Although Federal Georgian Lovebirds depression glass is occasionally sold though national auction houses, collectors are much more likely to purchase these products from eBay, which regularly advertises a larger and more varied selection.

Collectors should look out for the rare and highly sought after amber and crystal pieces. In addition, prospective buyers should carefully inspect the surface and rims of the product for signs of damage. In recent years, Georgian Lovebirds has become an extremely popular pattern of depression glass and, as it has yet to be reproduced, collectors are guaranteed to be purchasing genuine vintage items.

For more information, collectors should visit the following websites; Depression Elegant Glass, Depression Glass and K & M Antiques.

Notable auction sales

On April 23rd 2012, a set of six glass dinner plates was sold on eBay for $102.50.

On March 26th 2012, a 10oz glass tumbler was sold on eBay for $88.19.

On April 30th 2012, a glass salad bowl was sold on eBay for $62.99.

On August 26th 2006 at Sunflower Auction in Overland Park, Kansas, a glass creamer and sugar bowl with parrot lid realised a price of $30.

On July 19th 2008 at Homestead Auctions in North Canton, Ohio, a glass covered butter dish realised a price of $30.

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