"The A. H.
Heisey company produced elegant glassware for practical usage from 1896
to 1957 in Newark, Ohio. The glass they created was not cheap
when it was made, and it showed up in many a bride's registry. They began producing press-molded glass from older 'Early American Pattern Glass' molds,
and moved on to make the beautiful, delicate glass that people often term crystal* today.
of the colors the company produced resemble so-called "Depression
glass", and they did produce glass in the Depression, Heisey glass
could not be more different from the dimestore giveaway stuff that collectors now search out and term Depression glass. Heisey is "Elegant glass", stuff
that wasn't cheap when it was made and had considerable hand finishing that went into its production, from blown portions to fire polishing, making
its quality inherent. Unmelted 'seeds' of sand are unusual, and bubbles are rare. The thin walls of cups and stems also tell a different tale than the clunky,
often imperfect Depression glass." READ MORE ON THE HISTORY OF HEISEY