When I purchase a vintage item, I usually go to the internet to find out it’s history. While doing this, I have learned quite a few interesting things. Such as the history behind Vera linens and scarves, the difference between boopie and candlewick glass, and now I’ve learned the difference between Tiffin and Indiana Glass’ King’s Crown.
Recently, I purchased 6 sherbet glasses in olive green. I knew they were called King’s Crown or Thumbprint but I didn’t realize that they were made by two different companies.
It wasn’t until I also purchased the five water glasses that I started digging. I knew that they made a red King’s Crown but after getting on the internet, I realized that mine were actually cranberry.
Although reproduced by many glass factories, most King's Crown ware collected today are made by the Indiana Glass Co. and the United States Glass Co. of Tiffin, Ohio. Tiffin King's Crown is distinguished by its oval thumbprints, flared top rim and flashed decoration, while Indiana pieces have round thumbprints and straight, solid-colored glass tops.” Based on this information, the pieces I purchased are typical of Tiffin.
I am thrilled with my King’s Crown and will be on the watch for more! Thanks for stopping by!
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