Pink Depression Glass Hat Pin Holder
When a glass item is said to be 'old' then logically it should show at least some wear. Note how the bottoms of the feet on this item are pristine. There is a complete absence of honest patterns of wear because the item is not actually old, at all. If you don't already know what true surface wear should look like on the bottom or the feet of a piece of glass, a good way to learn is to use a magnifying glass or loupe to examine likely areas on family items you own that you know are of a certain age, beyond any doubt. Then examine the same areas on a similar piece of glass that you know to be brand new. Using familiar items to make comparisons like this can help you to train your eye to more surely identify honest wear on glass that comes with age.
Many companies today are making these types of items in an effort to take advantage of high collector demand for antique glassware. These hatpin holders are being sold new by a wholesale reproduction supplier. They are current production pieces made overseas and were available brand new as of the day of this writing for only a few dollars. Taking a little time to become familiar with old-style glass patterns being made today can help buyers to avoid buying a new piece of glass for an 'antique glass' price.
This example is 6 ¾ inches tall.
Item ID: 2007RP000220
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