These Block Optic Green Depression Glass cups and saucers were made by Hocking Glass between 1929 and 1933.
Named for its block design, this pattern has horizontal rings and vertical pillars molded into the glass forming three rows of blocks. According to Gene Florence's Collectors Encyclopedia of Depression Glass, there were several styles of cups made for this pattern. These cups have the "Fancy Handle" with a point and an inward curve. Two of the cups have well defined horizontal rings forming ridges on the outside, the third cup's horizontal rings are smooth.
Depression Glass cups were often marketed without saucers, making the saucers with cup rings more difficult to find. Therefore, sherbet plates often doubled as saucers. There are two sherbet plates and one saucer with a cup ring included with the three cups in this set.
Each cup is 2 inches tall and 3-5/8 diameter across the top with another inch for the handle, and has a 1-5/8 inch diameter foot.
Each sherbet plate as a saucer is 6-3/16 inches in diameter. The saucer with cup ring is slightly smaller at 6-1/8 inch diameter. The diameter of the cup ring is 1-3/4 inches.
There are no identifying marks.
There is a small popped bubble on the underside of the saucer with the cup ring. Other than normal wear and minor surface scratches, there is no damage.
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