Not Just For The Birds – Tiffin Persian Pheasant Etched Stemware

One of the most interesting etched patterns by Tiffin is Persian Pheasant, made from the depression era into the early 1960s.

Tiffin Persian Pheasant Cocktail Vintage Stemware

Tiffin Persian Pheasant Cocktail Vintage Stemware

Tiffin used several blanks for this gorgeous etch, the one shown above is #17358, which was made later than some of the others, from 1945 to 1966. Tiffin produced this shape with an optic in the bowl and plain; I like optics because they add a bit of shimmer.

This next one from the Replacements website is #15037 which I believe was one of the older blanks.  Tiffin put the Persian Pheasant on this same blank in pink, crystal and green with crystal.  The colored ones are treats for the eye!

Tiffin Persian Pheasant Footed Water Tumbler from Replacements

Tiffin Persian Pheasant Footed Water Tumbler from Replacements

Here is the same stem in green and crystal. I think this is my favorite!

Tiffin Persian Pheasant on Green and Crystal Stemware from Replacements

Tiffin Persian Pheasant on Green and Crystal Stemware from Replacements

The design is pretty, two pheasants sitting on a basket overflowing with flowers. There are many patterns with pheasants or birds that have long tails like this. The way you can tell Persian Pheasant is the little vertical pillar like design in between each of the birds. Here’s a good picture of that part of the design.

Persian Pheasant Cocktail Showing Pillar

Persian Pheasant Cocktail Showing Pillar

We have only one of the etched cocktails left in stock as of August 2014. It’s in perfect condition of course and available here for under $25 with free shipping.

Central Thistle Etched Crystal Sherbet

Thistle, Thistle, Who Made This Thistle?

Both Central Glass and Tiffin / US Glass made an etched pattern called Thistle, and if there is any difference between the two, I sure can’t see it.  The only way to tell what Thistle you have is by the stem shape. Here is the Thistle sherbet we bought from an antique mall this summer. […]

Princess Pink Depression Glass Sherbet

Pink and Green Depression Glass Squared – Princess

We’ve looked at four depression era patterns that square (or square-ish), Lorain from Indiana, Columbia from Federal and Mayfair from both Fostoria and Hocking.  Today let’s look at another pattern with square shapes, Princess.  (You can read about them here and here.) Hocking made Princes in pink, green, and two shades of yellow, a lighter […]

Fostoria Mayfair Ebony Black Elegant Glass Plate

Mayfair Squared – Two More Depression Era Glass Patterns

Last post we showed Federal Columbia and Indiana Lorain depression glass, two patterns with square (or square-ish) shapes.  You can read that post here:  Depression Glass Squared – Two Patterns with Square Shapes Let’s look at a couple more square designs, both called Mayfair, from Fostoria and Hocking Glass. Fostoria Mayfair Fostoria Mayfair is elegant […]

Federal Columbia Clear Depression Glass Cereal Bowl

Depression Glass Squared – Two Patterns with Square Shapes

Normally plates are round, but back in the 1930s just as today, some manufactures made square shaped dinnerware.  Let’s look at wo patterns that feature square – or squares with cut off corners – from depression glass makers Indiana and Federal. First up is Indiana Lorain, featuring a basket and swag pattern.  This is one of […]

Fostoria Delphian Etch – Rare and Beautiful Lattice Pattern

Last in our series covering Fostoria’s lattice motif etched patterns from the 1920s is Fostoria Delphian, surely one of the prettiest and least known of their line up of etched designs. Here is the finger bowl from Replacements.  Had it not been labeled as the finger bowl I’d have thought it a sherbet or low […]

Fostoria Washington Etched Crystal – Lattice Border with Flower Spray

We’ve shown three Fostoria Glass etches from the late 1920s that included lattice borders with small motifs in between each lattice,  Melrose, Beverly and Virgina etched patterns.  (You can read about them here:  Melrose, Beverly, Virginia. All except Beverly date to about 1923 to 1929, ending before Fostoria swung its production over to colored glass.  Fostoria made […]

Fostoria Glass Virginia Etched Crystal Sugar

Fostoria Virginia – Lovely Lattice and Flower Etched 1920s Glass

Last two posts we showed Fostoria Melrose and Fostoria Beverly, two Fostoria patterns from the late 1920s that had large lattice shapes separated by small motifs.  Fostoria made several patterns with similar designs including today’s etch, Virginia.  (You can read the earlier post about Melrose here and Beverly here.) Take a good look at the […]