Madrid is actually one of my favorite patterns of Depression glass – probably for the simple fact that it’s one of the only ones that I can recognize at a quick glance. We’ve come across the amber version of this pattern most often, but it also comes in blue, pink, and clear.
This pattern was made by the Federal Glass Company, beginning in the early 1930s. There have been some reproductions made, particularly in the 1970s – but that’s a topic for a whole different post. The pattern is characterized by a pretty basic scroll design, with a diamond shape in the center of many of the pieces.
The Madrid pieces we have above are square-shaped luncheon plates. We bought 16 of them for $16.00, and ended up selling $73.74. Whoo hoo!