|Title:||depression cambridge paden cream sugar set|
|Description:||depression pink cambridge paden city cram sugar tray etched with birds and urns|
|Origin:||bought on ebay|
|Appraised By:||Lynda Hobby|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello and thank you for your response. It confused me for a minute because I was pretty sure I knew what the pattern was, but I kept going back to your description where you mentioned Paden City. There were literally hundreds of glass companies producing thousands of patterns during the depression, and that is just the plain depression glass. That doesn't count elegant glass or carnival glass or any other kinds of glass produced during or around that era. But it is all good because here is the information I came up with when I researched your pattern. Let me first clarify what is meant by a blank. A blank is more like a shape. So in other words, a company first designs or comes up with a shape (but with no etching or any embellisments) for a line of glassware they are going to produce, THEN they decide on the decoration (etching). So these glass companies are going along and doing business day to day and all the while coming up with various lines of glass. One shape or blank in particular takes off and sells really well so then the company will use that one specific shape over and over again with each line they produce. For example they would use the same basic shape or blank but they would change the etching to something else. Like from a rose flower design etching to say a peacock design etching. Cambridge used many different blanks or shapes some more popular than others as time went on and called them different things. Decagon is a 10 sided shape or blank that they used a number of times and would change the etching and/or color or colors that would be sold and available for each line produced. Your sugar and creamer set is made by the Cambridge Glass company and is officially known as Deux Coqs #733 line. And I am not surprised that as you stated in your description, you could not find what pattern this was since it is a "lessor" known pattern of Cambridge and of Depression Glassware. Being perfectly honest with you, although Depression Glassware is one of my "specialities", as I stated earlier, there were so many patterns and companies that I was not very aware of this pattern myself. So it wasn't the easiest research I have ever done, but I learned a bit more myself which I love to do! Now, to the value. I am not sure if that set came with a lid for the sugar bowl or not. Some of them did and some of them didn't. I couldn't find out any information on that specific little detail. If it DID come with a lid and since you did not have a lid then it would greatly affect the value. But since I could not find out any information about that, and honestly it doesn't look like it would have come with a lid anyway, I am not going to factor in that aspect at all. Your set appears to be in very good shape and as far as I can tell it has no chips or cracks but then again I cannot inspect it personally. So for the purpose of this appraisal, I am going to assume here it does not have any damage at all. Please be aware that many factors do go into determining a value for an item and can and do change at a moments notice. Factors including the state of the economy, if an item were to be sold at an auction or in a retail setting, and even what part of the country it would be sold in. Please see below for the value of your item and thank you for choosing this site for your appraisal needs. And don't forget to appraise the appraiser !|
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