These stems are long gone, but it was only today that I came across an attribution. Appears that they were made in the ’70s by a company names Thomas Crystal, possibly from Germany.
Don’t know anything about the company but I think that the pattern name is Baccus.
Amazing how you can come across something. Good excuse to be online!
June 16, 2013
Unfortunately I am no closer to identifying this stem, but….I recently came across one additional blank (on the left) with the same details on the stem. I think that this is a wine glass (beside the original sherbert). Same thin glass, without flaws. Still love to know the origin.
Original post – January 24, 2013
These are pretty cool stems – I have four. Different from anything else I own, and normally I wouldn’t give them a second look…..but obviously I did and I am glad I did.
I am guessing that they are sherberts/ice cream dishes, but of course they can be used for anything you want. They stand 4 7/8 inches tall with openings of 3 3/4 inches.
The stem/base is decorated with hobnails, flowers and what appears to be oak leaves. The stem is solid which makes the glass relatively heavy, and stable on a table. Tee hee.
The bowl is a lovely shape. Even though the ‘pinging’ of the bowl doesn’t really mean anything, I always ‘ping’ mine. This has a gorgeous tone.
I am guessing that I will never find anything out about these glasses.
I often wonder how the rims of old sherberts have remained intact with spoons being banged against them. I figure that no one ever actually used them for desserts, just for drinking out of, or for display.
No idea how old these might be. Guessing (wildly) 1940s-1960s.