Jeannette Depression Glass
History & Description
The company was founded in the late 1880s in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, and was originally called the Jeannette Bottle Works. The company changed its name to the Jeannette Glass Co. in 1898 and produced a large selection of handmade dishware, jars and bottles until the early 1900s.
Between 1928 and 1938, the company introduced fourteen collectible Depression glass patterns of which the most popular was the Adam and Iris & Herringbone patterns. The company also manufactured the widely reproduced Cherry Blossom pattern. Other Jeannette Glass Co. patterns include Sunburst, Homespun, Swirl, Doric & Pansy, Sunflower, Doric, Sierra, Floral, Cubist (also known as Cube) and Hex Optic.
Guide for collectors
Although Jeannette Glass Co. Depression glass is occasionally sold through national auction houses, a larger selection is frequently advertised on eBay.
Because these items were used on a daily basis, Depression glass often has cracks, scratches and chips. In order to avoid purchasing flawed items, collectors should inspect each item carefully – whenever possible – to check for damage.
If purchasing online, collectors should request that the seller double checks for any damage before shipping.
Notable auction sales
On April 11th 2012, an eighty-one piece set of Jeannette Glass Co. Windsor Depression glass was sold on eBay for $1,132.77.
On April 29th 2012, a seventy piece set of Jeannette Glass Co. Adam pattern Depression glass was sold on eBay for $874.99.
On April 10th 2012, a Jeannette Glass co. three-legged Poinsettia pattern Depression glass vase was sold on eBay for $661.01.
On July 10th 2011 at Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Florida, a large collection of Jeannette Glass Co. Floral pattern Depression glass, circa 1930s, realised a price of $350.
On May 11th 2012, a complete set of Jeannette Glass Co. Cherry Blossom pattern Depression glass was sold on eBay for $350.