Tiffin Glass – 1889 to 1980
Tiffin glass has a long history which began in 1889 with A.J. Beatty and Sons at Factory R in Tiffin, Ohio. They focused on pressed utilitarian tumblers until about 1914 when the product line shifted to a more elegant blown glassware with etched and cut décor.
By 1927 the glass from Factory R was labeled “Tiffin Glass” and was beloved for it’s elegant style and bold, original colors. The Tiffin Swedish Modern Line was introduced in 1940 featuring an array of innovations both in color and style. Thick beautiful colored glass was hand-blown and hand-worked in flowing soft free-form lines. Tiffin glass of the mid-20th Century was luscious and gorgeous, almost jewel-like.
Post modern Tiffin appeased the Renaissance tastes of the 1970’s with medieval styles. A popular heavy molded line of bar ware called ‘Franciscan’ was made for everyday use. Blown and cut stemware in a wide variety of styles and décor were produced. After the golden years of Tiffin (1938-1959), the factory was sold three times to various glass makers, until 1980 when Factory R shut its furnaces down forever.
Retro Art Glass offers a large selection of authentic antique, vintage and retro glassware and art glass by famous makers of the past. Visit Retro Art Glass at http://www.retroartglass.com and browse through hundreds of fascinating and available glass objects from years gone by.