I have one book on Lancaster – Lancaster Glass Company 1908-1937 by John Zastowney. I was fortunate to find this pattern in the book.
Mr. Zastowney, who gave this etch its name, reports that the etch was introduced in 1929. Deco Brocade was produced on Lancaster’s line 832-835 and Petal – 1830 line. This piece is from the Petal line and is piece #1830/2, a mint bowl. Imagine having a special bowl for mints! The Petal line was introduced in 1931.
Mr. Zastowney provides Lancaster’s line numbering system. A piece with the designation of /2 after its line number – such as Petal #1830/2 – indicates that this is “a bowl, console or compote usually with a horizontal flange, which can be footed and/or handled; this number was also used for cupped, handled mayonnaise bowls.”