Jeannette Glass was established in Jeannette, Pennsylvania in 1900. Originally the company made bottles, but by the 1920s they had turned to tableware and kitchenware.
The Jeanette Glass Company breaks all records for coming up with the most patterns. Jeanette made 11 patterns of Depression glass between 1928 and 1946: Sunburst, Homespun, Swirl, Doric and Pansy, Windsor, Sunflower, Doric, Adam, Sierra, Floral, and Cherry Blossom.
Jeannette produced some very well known Depression glass patterns, such as their clear “Iris and Herringbone” which was later produced in carnival glass. The vase on the left is an example of Iris and Herringbone in carnival glass. Another well-known Jeannette pattern was their Poinsettia range; and they produced a whole range of kitchenware in jadite, green, blue and other colors.
Many companies from the 1930’s to 1972 manufactured Jadite. Jadite is occasionally referred to as “clambroth” a term also used for opaque white glass. Each company produced a slight variant either lighter or darker of jadite’s basic sea foam -green color.
Jadite was heavy, durable, inexpensive and sometimes it was even free. It was often packaged as a giveaway in food and cleaning products. Restaurants served meals on jadite dishes, as they cost pennies to buy and had a high threshold for breakage.
They used various trademarks including J in a triangle, J in a square, J in the bowl of a goblet, a curly abstract J, and “Jeannette Home Packer” in script.
Jeannette Glass produced a range of “see-thru” and opaque glass ovenware with the trade name “Glasbake” in a range of designs some of which are similar to Pyrex designs. Decorated glass mugs were another specialty.
Jeannette Glass produced boxed sets of decorated glasses, punch bowl sets, garden party sets, and party sets shaped like butterflies. They had a range of barware and restaurant ware and florist’s ware. And they also made reproduction kerosene lamps and what they called “Antique Classics” some of which were originally old designs from the Portieux Company in France.
Jeannette Glass Company closed in 1983.