- Contact Us
- Customer Service
- A Blog
Kings Crown Snack Plates and Cups with Thumbprint pattern was made by Tiffin Glass from the 1890′s to 1950′s. Indiana Glass Company had their own ‘thumbprint’ pattern that became popular during the 1950′s to the 1980′s. The set we offer is from the 1950′s to 1960′s in green sometimes called “olive green.” Indiana Glass has a rich heritage of quality glassware manufacturing. Owning a vintage piece or set is always a privilege.
Two plates and two cups are available for $29.00. Measures 10 1/4 inches for plate diameter. Cups 2 1/2 inches tall. Very good condition. No cracks or chips.
Indiana Glass Company was established in 1907 when an early 19th century company called Ohio Flint and Glass Company was sold to the National Glass Company to become The Indiana Glass Company located in Dunkirk Indiana. Primarily the company was known for their industrial pressed glass producing auto head lenses in which they cornered the market and from that success began to branch out into other areas of glass such as soda fountain items restaurant ware and crystal ware.
To stay ahead of their competitors Indiana introduced color to glassware in the 1920s making several colored pressed patterns that were a big hit with the public.
Over the years Indiana Glass Company has continued to use its original molds. In using these primitive molds from Pyramid Avocado Sandwich and Tearoom they began making beautiful glassware with new colors for home parties under a subsidiary called Tiara Exclusives from 1970 until 1998.
Indiana Glass Company closed it’s doors in 2002 after nearly 100 years of glassmaking. Fenton purchased the majority of their molds which makes many collectors happy as they are also a reputable glass company with high quality work. However Lancaster Colony (the parent company of Indiana Glass) still owns and uses the Indiana Glass name for some lower quality pieces mainly candle holders and vases sold to discount chains. To read more on today’s glassware on the market Donna has written a helpful review and guide on her eBay store.
Also for more relevant history on Indiana Glass our friends at www.patternglass.com offer some great researched history and a look at lots of original Indiana Glass items in inventory too!