Offered for your consideration is this sparkling Tea Room pink Depression Glass creamer by Indiana Glass. Tea Room is a gorgeous Deco octagon-shaped pattern of graduated horizontal ribs on wide looping panels. Each rib has a little ledge on the tapered sides of the creamer. The Tea Room creamer was made in several styles. This is the creamer with the smooth, circular rim and high angled handle. All of these angles and ridges cause the light to reflect and bounce beautifully.
Tea Room was made by Indiana Glass from 1926 to 1931. There is no manufacturer's mark.
This glass creamer measures 4-inches tall and 3-1/8 inches in diameter. It is 4-3/4 inches across the handle and spout, and the foot is 2-1/2 inches in diameter.
According to Gene Florence's Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass, 19th Edition, this pattern was made for use in ice cream parlors and tea rooms, and it is very difficult to find undamaged pieces. In fact, it was often damaged in production as it was removed from the mold.
There are flaws in the form of cooling marks that look like wrinkles in the glass. There are also a pair of curious looped scratches on one side. One is an inch and the other is 1-1/4 inches long, and they are deep enough to catch a fingernail, but they do not go through to the inside. These also likely happened in the manufacturing process. There is a 1/4-inch shallow edge chip on the side of the foot that is difficult to see, and a tiny nick on the corner of the foot to the left.
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