How’s this for a perfect piece of Tiffin pink elegant depression glass? Pitchers are among the harder pieces to find. Even patterns like Classic where you can find stemware without too much trouble the pitchers tend to be elusive.
Think about the dishes in your cupboard. Even if the dishes you have came with a pitcher chances are you didn’t buy it. Pitcher in contemporary patterns are pricey now and they were pricey back then. So most of us didn’t buy them. Or if we did they got dinged up. (Did you have anyone in your family make koolaid in your mom’s favorite pitcher???)
This particular piece is from Tiffin Glass, with the Classic etch. Classic has a nearly-nude lady dancing with a long scarf and birds. Originally some Tiffin pitchers had lids (another piece that often broke). The top on this one has an inward curve which would make a lid rather cumbersome. The pitchers with lids were straighter and didn’t have the graceful curvy shape or the foot.
Tiffin made a slew of stemware to go with this pretty pitcher, plus plates, a few decorative bowls, vases and a small dinner set. From what I’ve seen listed for sale online the most commonly found pieces are tumblers and goblets. That makes sense when we consider that Tiffin made Classic from 1913 into the early 1930s. Glass companies were just beginning to market glass dinner sets successfully in the 1920s. Before that most glass patterns were aimed at drinkware, accessory and gift markets. It’s interesting to see how glass patterns evolved over the years and how the piece assortment changed.