Kejaba TREASURES STORE - Depression Glass Patterns Attributes Search Help

To our knowledge no other site (or book that I'm aware of) has attempted to categorize depression era glassware by the attributes of the pattern. The methodology used by us in this function was developed solely by us. Hopefully there is more method than madness to our methodology.

Our objective is not to take you to one particular pattern but to give you a narrow list of patterns to view for identifying your pattern. A lot of gray areas exist when trying to categorize a pattern by attributes such as which attributes are most important. We tried to choose what we felt were the most important attribute(s) that the pattern has. Some patterns may have a piece that has an attribute which does not conform with the attributes of the pattern as a whole. For these cases the nonconforming attribute is not included as one of the attributes of the pattern. Many patterns have only one attribute while others may have more. Patterns with only one attribute either have only one attribute or have an attribute that is so unique that the other attributes of the pattern are not needed for categorization. Typically patterns with 2 or more attributes have no single attribute that make it unique amongst many other patterns.

Below you will find some helpful tips.

How to use? Click on the desired dropdown boxes and select the kind of patterns that you want to search for. Then click the "SHOW PATTERNS" button. There are 2 attribute dropdown boxes and you may select up to 2 attributes per search. All patterns which match your selections will be shown in the search result.

- If your search result does not include the pattern you are looking for one of the following scenarios may exist. Either the pattern does not exist in our database or it may be a category of glassware not covered in this web site. You may need to widen your search results by selecting less or different attributes.

- Many patterns can be found with hand painting or silk screened images on some pieces as decoration. These are not an attribute of the pattern as it is only found on a limited number of pieces in the pattern. Only in the event that the decoration is used solely for identifying the pattern, such as is the case with the Lake Como pattern, will these decorations be used for pattern identification.

- Ribs vs. Panels. As a general rule ribs are narrow lines of glass that typically have raised ridges that are easily felt. Panels as a general rule are wider than ribs and may be raised only slightly and may not be as easily felt or not felt at all. Ribs can be wide spread over the pattern or may in clusters spread out in certain areas of the pattern.

- Rays can be found on many patterns particularly on the foot of a few of the pieces of the pattern. Rays are only included as an attribute of a pattern if they are present on all or almost all pieces of the pattern and are a significant factor in identifying the pattern.

- Scalloped Edges can be found on a few pieces within many patterns. Scalloped edges are only included as an attribute of a pattern if they are present on all or almost all pieces of the pattern and are a significant factor in identifying the pattern.

- Other Objects include scenes, musical instruments such as a harp or other objects like horseshoes, baskets, etcetera that are unique to a pattern.