Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2016     Views: 71

Thank you for your question. When talking about depression glass, the term line would refer to the pattern of the glass or the mold used to create the pattern. Each line number should indicate a different pattern.

You may want to have a look at "Lancaster Glass Company, 1908-1937 : identification & value guide" by John P. Zastowney. If your local library does not have a copy, we would be glad to lend a copy to them for you to use in there through Interlibrary Loan. Ask your local librarian to place a request through OCLC. 

I have copied a few pages from the book about lines and attached them for you. Zastowney identifies lines 731-737 as being part of the Sunshine Line. He does not make any reference to the Lana pattern. The book features several pictures. Perhaps the platter you have or the pattern on it would be listed in the book. As librarians, we are unable to identify objects. 

When I search the internet it looks like the title Sunshine and Lana are being used interchangeably. There are four pages devoted to the Sunshine pattern that I have attached for you from Zastowney's book. Perhaps this will allow you to identify the pattern and pieces you have. I am also attaching a bibliography on Lancaster Glass Co. in case you'd like to do some additional research. 

Please let me know if you require any further information.