It’s time for a face off between the two most common shapes for Rose Point goblets, the 3121 and the 3500 blank. Since number lines mean nothing to most of us, let’s give them nicknames.
In this corner we have the reigning champ, the 3121 line, Mr. Nubby.
And over here we have the challenger, line 3500, Mr. Pointy.
The etch is the same on both; the difference is the shape. Mr. Nubby, better known as Line 3121, has a triangular stem with a series of curled nubs that clasp two glass beads. The bowl is round. I see more of this shape than any other online and in antique stores. This is the style that Dave and I have.
Mr. Pointy, Line 3500, is probably the second most common stem shape. It has little points on the round glass balls at the base of the stem and the stem itself is textured. I like this a lot.
When I bought a big set of 3500 stemware for resale I asked Dave whether he’d rather have the 3500 or the 3121. He decided the 3121, but I must tell you, it is a hard choice. Some days I’d choose one, some the other. I like the stem on the 3500 a little better, but the 3121 is just a little prettier, less fussy. Since I like Rose Point so much it doesn’t matter, either is wonderful.
To make it even harder for you to choose, we have both goblets in our store, priced the same. You can choose which stem line you prefer and select an accessory piece or two at the same time.
Which do you like? Mr Nubby, our trusty 3121 line? Or Mr Pointy, our 3500 shape? Drop a comment and let me know.