STEMWARE LINE# 15011 with the "CLASSIC" etch was made by TIFFIN GLASSMASTERS from 1913-1930's. The Classic Etch is an early Tiffin etch which is well known and most sought after.
In this auction, we offer from the SCARCE TIFFIN LINE# 15011 a LOT of THREE 4" high by 3 1/2" wide low footed sherbets(NILE GREEN STEM& FOOT-CRYSTAL BOWL); and from Tiffin line#8833 a LOT of NINE 8" cake plates in NILE GREEN; all TWELVE ITEMS with the SCARCE & STUNNING "CLASSIC" etching. They are all in Excellent Condition without any cracks, chips, nicks or stains; the low footed sherbets appear to have had very little use; the plates do show some use - holding them up to the light, some utensil marks are evident and a couple of the plates show a few knife indent marks on the edges.
A RARE and DESIREABLE GROUP - in checking EBAY we find that no NILE GREEN CLASSIC ETCHED pieces are recorded as being sold. Websites of the leading Replacment Services value the short sherbet and the 8" plate IN ROSE PINK at 2 times the price of crystal or $70 each - the green priced at least the same, if not higher - of course, they have none to sell in any color. Having 12 TIFFIN CLASSIC Nile Green items offered in one auction is RARE indeed.
REF: GOSHE, HEMMINGER & PINA'S Depression Era TIFFIN Stems&Tableware(1998), various items with the CLASSIC ETCH are pictured on pages 36-... read more