Isn’t this a pretty etched sherbet? I liked the basket and swag etch a lot and bought it without any idea what pattern it is.
I had this for a couple years and went through all my books, looked online in all the places I could searching for “basket” and “basket etched sherbet”. This is distinctive. There are many basket etched patterns like Tiffin Adam or New Martinsville Flower Basket, but none of them has the curved ribbons that arc over and under the basket.
Finally I gave up and sent this to Replacements.com. They have an amazing database and are so helpful. They kindly identified this as Heisey Dutchess.
Hmmm. Now I had a few questions. Is this the right spelling for Dutchess? I could not find Dutchess in any of my Heisey books, what do the other pieces look like?
This past Tuesday Dave and I went to the Great Lakes Depression Glass club meeting. The club maintains an extensive library of books that takes up about 30 feet to display. Jackpot! The club has a very old book on Heisey that looks like catalog reprints. There was Dutchess. Heisey spelled it Dutchess too, so that must be right. The other goblet shapes have the same narrow, straight plain stem and wasp-waisted bowl. It’s pretty!
Many people ask me to identify glass each week. I am happy to help you if I can. Please post your photos on our Facebook page, Depression Glass Fun, and I’ll take a look.