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"Daisy" Pattern Depression Glass Dinner Plates, Set of 6, Indiana Glass Company, 1940

"Daisy" Pattern Depression Glass Dinner Plates, Set of 6, Indiana Glass Company, 1940

Regular price $75.00 USD
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"Daisy" pattern Depression Glass plates, set of six by the Indiana Glass Company.

Depression glass, the inexpensively made colored glassware manufactured primarily during the Depression years, was ubiquitous in households across America, and for good reason. It was produced in dozens of patterns and in great quantities for sale at five and dime stores like F.W. Woolworth, McCrory's, and Ben Franklin, for giveaways at movie theaters and gas stations, and as a "prize" in boxes of Quaker Oats oatmeal and other consumer products.  During one of the darkest periods in American history, this brightly colored, cheerfully designed glassware adorned family tables with hope for a better future.

The "Daisy" pattern was manufactured by the Indiana Glass Company, one of about 20 companies that made almost 100 patterns in more than 20 colors that included green, pink, amber, blue, yellow, amethyst, and ruby as well as shades like jadeite, milk glass, and iridescent.  The company introduced this pattern in clear or "crystal" glass in 1933; the amber color was manufactured in 1940.

Simple meals made from rationed ingredients became a bit more enjoyable when served on glassware designed to mimic fancy cut glass.  The result for us, is a wealth of charmingly beautiful glassware in so many designs and colors that there is surely a pattern for everyone!

Each plate measures approximately 9 3/8" in diameter.

Bring the garden and sunshine and promise of summer into your home with these beautiful daisy dinner plates!

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