Cobalt Glass

I love the deep rich blue of Cobalt Glass.  Although it has been around for centuries, in the 1700’s a man named Georg Brandt discovered that the mineral cobalt (later proven as a chemical element) gave the glass its deep blue color.  Cobalt glass rose to popularity during the depression era of the 1930’s and 40’s with some of the most popular pieces made by Hazel Art Glass, Fenton Art Glass, Cambridge Class Company and more modern pieces made by Libbey Glass and Anchor Hocking.  Cobalt glass is still made today, but the older examples are highly sought after and collectible. I think the deep blue glass with the light catching it just right is striking.

This pair of Cobalt Glass Tumblers is made by the Libby Glass Co.

Pair of Cobalt Glass Tumblers made by the Libbey Glass Co.

 

Cobalt Glass Perfume pendant with silver plate lid.

Cobalt Glass Perfume Pendant with silver plate screw top lid.

 

Pair of Cobalt Glass mugs by Anchor Hocking.

Pair of Cobalt Glass mugs by Anchor Hocking.

 

Cobalt Glass Vase with Godinger Silver Plate stand.

Cobalt Glass Vase with Godinger Silver Plate stand.

These are just a few beautiful pieces I’ve found–I’m constantly on the lookout for more lovely examples of this gorgeous glassware.

To see current pieces I have for sale in my vintage home accessories and decor shop on Etsy, please visit

Sally’s Backyard Home

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