Depression Glass Footed Creamer (Holiday), Windsor Diamond Pattern by Jeannette
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Jeannette Bottle Works began operation in the late 1880’s in Jeannette, Pennsylvania but by 1898 the company changed it’s name to Jeannette Glass Company. In the mid 1920’s the facility started making pressed glass which is how they ended up producing Depression glass kitchen and dinnerware for which they are most known today. Many depression glass books show that Jeannette introduced 14 collectible patterns during the period from 1928 through 1938 some of the more popular ones were: Adam and Iris & Herringbone, Hex Optic, Cube (aka Cubist), Floral, Sierra, Doric, Sunflower, Windsor, Doric & Pansy, Swirl, Homespun, and Sunburst. Later they introduced Holiday (Buttons and Bows) – (pink 1947-1949) (Crystal, Iridescent 1947-1975) ( Shell Pink 1958-1959), among others. Many pieces of Jeannette glass were not marked but if you know their patterns, you can easily identify them. Like most glass manufacturers of the time, Jeannette had slow production during World War II but by the mid-1940’s they were back to full production. In 1961 they purchased the McKee Glass Division of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing. In 1970, the company’s name changed to Jeannette Corporation. They ceased production and closed the factory in 1983.
Windsor (Holiday) Pattern. With the wide popularity of the Holiday line, Jeannette Glass produced a few items of Holiday shaped glassware in the Windsor pattern. This creamer, along with a matching sugar bowl with lid, also an open sugar bowl with handles are the only pieces we are aware of.
Depression glass is clear or colored translucent machine made glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression starting in the 1920’s but continued past the depression into the 1950’s. Food manufacturers and distributors put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Some movie theaters, gas stations and other businesses handed out pieces as a thank you for shopping at their establishment.