The Madrid pattern has been around since 1932, and it is still being produced today. The name of the pattern has been changed to the Recollection Pattern, and it is made by the Indiana Glass Company. There are quite a few ways to tell if the piece you are looking at is a piece from the Madrid pattern or is part of the Recollection pattern.
In 1976, the Federal glass company released Madrid as part of their Bicentennial line. To help discern this from the original, there is a “76” that has been stamped into the mold. It is easy to spot due to the size of the numbers and that it is often located near the top edge.
The Indiana Glass company released the Recollection pattern starting in the 1980’s. Some of the pieces that Indiana Glass has released were never produced by the Federal glass Company. Some of the molds were even put together. One example is the mold for the candlestick and fruit bowl were put together to produce a kind of pedestal bowl. If you happen to run across one of these pieces, look at where the bowl joins with the “base”. If you see some ribbing inside what looks like a hollow area, then this is a modern piece.
The grill plate is different as well. The original has been divided into three compartments and the newer one only has two.It is amazing how much of both patterns are here in the Ozarks. Keep an eye peeled when it come to this pattern—you just might be paying good money for a newer piece.