Heisey Alexandrite

Heisey Alexandrite

Heisey Alexandrite This color was described in the national magazines as being tinted like some rare orchid petal, a dainty, tantalizing purple. Alexandrite is often confused with Hawthorne, another Heisey color. Alexandrite is lavender, similar to the Alexandrite stone, which has a blue hue under certain light conditions. Under a florescent light, Alexandrite turns blue–Hawthorne […]

Heisey Amber

Heisey Amber Glass

Heisey Amber Glass This color was produced periodically during the lifetime of the Heisey company. Much Amber was made for Fred Harvey, both for railroad and restaurant use. Amber was not run continually, but was brought back as orders warranted.In later years it was made a production color for a very short time, it was […]

Heisey Canary Vaseline

Heisey Canary Vaseline Gallery

Heisey Canary Vaseline Canary and Vaseline are the same greenish-yellow, referred to as “Canary” by Heisey and as “Vaseline” by collectors. This glass will glow bright yellow under a black light.Because Canary is an early color, known pieces are of the earlier patterns of #150 Pointed Oval in Diamond Point, #1280 Winged Scroll, #160 Locket […]

Heisey Cobalt

Heisey Cobalt Gallery

Heisey Cobalt Heisey sometimes referred to Cobalt as “Stiegel Blue.” Cobalt is, as the name implies, a very deep shade of blue.It was used for numerous items, including the #110 dolphin candlestick, the #135 and #141 candlesticks, and the #301 candelabra. Cobalt stem items are found in #3359 Plateau, #3390 Carcassonne, #3397 Gascony, #3404 Spanish, […]

Heisey Dawn

Heisey Dawn Gallery

Heisey Dawn This was a late color, still being produced at the time of Heisey’s closing at the end of 1957. It is like smoke or a dark gray, and is sometimes referred to as charcoal. Limited in production, Dawn shows a shade of amethyst when held to natural light.Dawn is often found in #1632 […]

Heisey Emerald

Heisey Emerald Gallery

Heisey Emerald Emerald was produced during the first color period, dating from as early as 1897. It is often found with gold rims and is a dark, deep green.It will be found in these patterns: #150 Pointed Oval in Diamond Point, #160 Locket on Chain, #300 Peerless, #1205 Fancy Loop, #1255 Pineapple and Fan, #1280 […]

Heisey Flamingo

Heisey Flamingo Gallery

Heisey Flamingo Flamingo can be collected in numerous heisey patterns that were popular during the late 1920s and 1930s. It ranges from light pastel pink to a deep rose.Full table sets can be put together in Flamingo in #1170 Pleat and Panel, #1184 Yeoman, #1252 Twist, and #1401 Empress. Rarely seen are pieces in #1493 […]

Heisey Hawthorne

Heisey Hawthorn Gallery

Heisey Hawthorne Hawthorne was first introduced in 1926. This color is found in several shades, from lightest lavender to a brownish, muddy purple. Because of the inconsistency in the color Heisey ceased production in 1927 giving Hawthorne an extremely short period of production.Hawthorne is found in these stem lines: #3324 Delaware, #3359 Plateau, #3360 Penn […]

Ivory and Ivorina Verde (Custard)

Heisey Ivorina Verde

Ivory and Ivorina Verde (Custard) These refer to Heisey’s custard glass. Ivory was the lightest yellow opaque glass. Ivorina Verde was the darker shade of yellow opaque and was more closely associated with what is known today as custard glass. Both colors glow under the black light. Heisey is now known to have been a […]

Heisey Marigold

Heisey Marigold

Heisey Marigold This was a brassy amber gold that was made for a short time. The color was susceptible to cracking as it cooled, creating much waste. Marigold was discontinued after a short period. Several pieces of flashed Marigold have been located probably not done at the Heisey factory. An experimental color, called Gold, was […]

Heisey Moongleam

Heisey Moongleam

Heisey Moongleam Moongleam was probably the first of the pastel colors that Heisey introduced in the mid-1920s. It is basically a lighter form of Emerald, although the early Moongleam pieces are very close to emerald. The #1020 Phyllis cream and sugar can be found in both shades. Heisey called Moongleam “the green of moonlight on […]

Heisey Opal (Milk Glass)

Heisey Opal

Heisey Opal (Milk Glass) White opaque glass is called “milk glass” today, but Heisey catalogs referred to it as “Opal.” Heisey only made Opal for a short period, from 1898 until the early 1900s. Much of Heisey’s Opal glass was made into souvenir items when other companies purchased and decorated pieces. The Oriental Glass Co. […]

Heisey Sahara

Heisey Sahara

Heisey Sahara A sparkling pastel yellow color introduced by Heisey to replace the failed Marigold color, Sahara was well received by the public.Sahara was made in a many different patterns with #1401 Empress having the widest assortment of pieces as well as #1404 Old Sandwich, #1405 Ipswich, and #1186 Yeoman. Several stemware lines offered items […]

Heisey Tangerine

Heisey Tangerine Tangerine will vary in color from a light orange to almost a true red. The color was difficult to control because the piece had to be reheated in the glory hole after it was finished to bring out the true coloring.Most pieces of Tangerine will be found in the stemware lines: #3397 Gascony, […]

Heisey Zircon / Limelight

Heisey Zircon Limelight

Heisey Zircon / Limelight Limelight and Zircon are the same color; the name changed to Limelight when the color was reissued in the 1950s. Zircon is blue-green, similar to turquoise. However, due to problems in production, there are variations of shades within this color. Some pieces of Limelight tend to be ultramarine, a light to […]