Jeannette 3 Legged Glass Bowl in great condition. It measures 4″ high x 10″ diameter.
Jeannette Glass Company was first known as Jeannette Bottle Works. The plant is situated in Jeannette, Pennsylvania and began its operation back in the year 1887. A year after that, the Jeannette Glass Company was officially introduced and started the business making hand-made bottles. With the dawn of the O’Neill semi-automatic bottle blowing machine, the company began producing wide-mouth jars, relishes, and other pressed glass items like automobile headlamp lenses. They also started their production of jars and dishware well throughout the early 1900s.
The glass company stretched its production to prism glasses in 1917. This product had relatively high demands for both commercial and residential structures to increase light exposure, minimize use of electric-powered lights, and add a classy style. However, this branch of the company was sold during the mid-1920s. And during this period, extensive improvements were made in the factory, including its conversion into a pressed glass facility.
This major step in the conversion of the Jeannette Glass plant gave the company the capability to create the would-be known Depression glass products. The firm created fourteen collectible Depression glass patterns from the year 1928 until 1938, that’s a decade in count. Included in these lines are Adam, Cherry Blossom, Doric, Doric and Pansy, Floral, Iris, Hex Optic, Cube (aka Cubist), Sierra, Sunflower, Windsor, Swirl, Homespun and Sunburst. Some of these patterns like the Cherry Blossom are now being reproduced widely. The original pieces of these lines are also being sought by glass collectors to add to their list.
The colors that were used by Jeannette Glass for their Depression products vary from the traditional pink and green to a more unusual teal green color named ultramarine. Their production was not limited to dinnerware only but also extended to a wide collection of kitchenware. To set as an example is Jennyware, their ribbed kitchenware line was made in pink, crystal, and ultramarine. They also made a limited amount of their products in opaque jadite and delphite colorations. Only a small number of these items were made and are now rare finds in the collectors’ world.
Like any high-rate glass making company, there has to be a signature mark in their products. The emblem used by Jeannette Glass Company is a capital letter “J” enclosed by either a square of a triangle. The letter can sometimes be seen without the borders especially when placed at the bottom of a tumbler, goblet or ice cream glass. Not all the glass products produced by Jeannette were marked. But their distinctive patterns can easily identify them as products of the company.
In the 1950s, the Jeannette Glass Company brought in the Cameo Glassware for the production of milk glasses and related products. Perhaps the most popular is the Shell Pink line. This incorporated different patterns and shapes to create a pale pink milk glass with a tint of rose. In the mid-1940s, after World War II, they purchased the McKee Glass Division of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing. By the year 1970, the company came to be known as Jeannette Corporation. However, 1983 was a very unfortunate year for the company as they came to their closure and the factory ceased all activity.