Rose Point is special to me. My mom and dad got a few pieces for wedding gifts but didn’t have enough to use and this sat in their buffet cupboard for many years. When I started working with glass in 1999 I found their pieces and was so surprised they had such pretty glass they didn’t use. In the meantime they had bought contemporary stemware so mom wasn’t interested in having me get her any more Rose Point.
My brother has their pieces now but Dave and I liked it so much we bought a set of 8 goblets and tumblers for us. It matches my mom’s silverware and looks stunning with either our Blue Willow or Franciscan Apple dinnerware.
The goblet I’m showing is part of my inventory for sale – I don’t mix our personal glass with my business inventory – and that’s another story. Rose Point is always expensive and for a long time I avoided buying it for resale because of its cost. In the past few years I’ve stretched a bit to buy better glass, like Rose Point, and find it sells well. My margins are a bit lower but that’s a trade off.
Recently I realized my Rose Point inventory was sadly depleted and was able to get several pieces including more water goblets like the one shown here. Cambridge etched Rose Point on many stemware blanks, with line 3121 shown here the most common. You can see a ball on the lower part of the stem held by three beads. That’s distinctive. Notice the beads on three sides on the upper part of the stem. Some comports have only the three sided beads and not the ball. Bill of Affordable Accoutrements showed a comport this week which is the 3121 sans ball. Be sure to check his post out for wonderful table settings.
I’ve several more Rose Point pieces to list, including the tall sherbets, plates and ice tea tumblers. They are all wonderful pieces of elegant glass.
Buying guide: If you like Rose Point please check my store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass. It’s like antiquing with your best friend.