I got these at an estate sale because they are just the neatest pieces. I love the idea of using a tumbler with a handle for lemonade in the summer – no more wet glasses slipping out of your hand.
This basket etch is especially nice. I showed Heisey Dutchess etched sherbets with basket motif a while back that was more ornate. This etch is Tiffin Adam which has a basket inside an oval surrounded by swags and scrolls. Very nice, attractive pattern.
Tiffin made Adam from 1913 to 1934, quite a long time in glass years. (Think of dog years, glass companies tended to move with the fashion so most patterns didn’t last real long.) The handled tumblers are pieces you find in some older patterns that seemed to disappear from glass lines after the depression.
In the 1980s or so the shape was reborn as Irish coffee pieces. I would not put anything hot in these Tiffin tumblers though. They are thin and may not take well to hot liquids. Use these for lemonade and enjoy a nice safe way to drink cold liquids on a hot summer day.