Iris And Herringbone Depression Glass
Iris and Herringbone was a pattern produced by the American glass manufacturer the Jeannette Glass Company.
History & Description
The pattern is named because of the full relief moulded iris flowers and leaves on a background of a moulded herringbone pattern. The Jeannette Glass Co. first produced the Iris and Herringbone pattern in 1928 and continued into the depression era.
As a result, it is correctly referred to as Depression Glass. It is one of the most unmistakable and unforgettable glassware patterns of the twentieth century and there is a large community of Iris and Herringbone collectors.
Guide for collectors
Instances of Iris and Herringbone Depression glass sold through national auction house are quite common. However, there is a larger and more varied selection of Iris products advertised on eBay.
Collectors should be aware that a number of Iris and Herringbone pieces, particularly the 9” dining plates, have been reproduced since 1999. It is advised to obtain as much information as possible from the seller, especially when buying online, to make sure collectors are not buying a contemporary reproduction.
Collectors are also advised to check the base of the product, as the original production lines all had a rayed pattern on the base.
An excellent resource for Iris and Herringbone collectors is the website Depression Glass and China, which has monthly updates regarding new products that are being reproduced.
Notable auction sales
On March 15th 2012, a complete set of Iris and Herringbone pattern 7-7/8” soup bowls was sold on eBay for $500.
On March 15th 2012, eight Iris and Herringbone pattern 5” cereal bowls was sold on eBay for $410.
On March 15th 2012, eight Iris and Herringbone pattern 8” luncheon plates were sold on eBay for $351.89.
On March 30th 2010 at Burchard Galleries in St. Petersburg, Florida, a seventy pierce set of Iris and Herringbone pattern Depression glass realised a price of $170.