Update to Bohemia Crystal Victory / Victoria Snifters


Champagne Flute, Czechoslovakia, Floral Etch, Plate Etched, Snifter, Water Goblet

This line is different again – more like the earlier stems I owned.









September 1, 2016

Came across these water goblets while I was in the USA.  They have the same etch, although the stem is different.  Replacements.com





identifiesthe etch as “Victoria” not Victory.Bohemia Victoria Goblet (4)

Given that the stem is different I wonder if the pattern is still the same.  Likely just a variation between Czech glass houses using the same design.

If any one knows, please share the info!




From February 17, 2014

Picked up these two champagne flutes recently.  At first I thought they were a match to another etch I have.  Check out the details on the Bohemia Victory Champagnes (5) D’Arques wine glasses with the Dampiere etch.  Very similar.  Heisey also has an etch – Osage – that has similar details as well.

In any event the stems were the first clue, and the a closer look was the second clue.Bohemia Victory Champagnes (3)

I still don’t know any more about the provenance of these stems.  But they are pretty.











Original January 15, 2012 post.

Bohemia Victory Brandy I bought three snifters recently at a local antique shop.  I have only seen this etch on the Replacements, Ltd. site –  www.replacements.com.  They didn’t have any stems for sale at the time and I don’t see the pattern there any longer. If you haven’t seen this site before,  definitely take a look.  It indexes literally tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of patterns of china, silver, crystal, etc.  I have one of their publications that provides sketches of etches.  It took me awhile to track this etch down, but it appeared to be the same as the etch that had been identified as Bohemia’s Victory etch.  I don’t know much about Bohemia Crystal but I believe that they were/are imports from Czecholoslovakia.  Some of their patterns are quite common.  I also had some pretty sherry stems that were shaped like small flute champagnes.   A friendly ebayer emailed some details of the crystal as it was her wedding pattern.  I somehow deleted that message, big dolt, but would love to hear from someone else who knows more about it.  They are very dainty.

Indiana Glass Compote – Pattern number 77 – King’s Crown, Thumbprint – Compote


Amber Glass, Carnival, Coloured Glass, Compote, Crown, Dubonnet

Some nice person referred me to this catalog page to verify the tumblers’ provenance.  I’d note the URL, but each time I type it, the image is rendered.  If interested the URL should show in the most recent comment.  Thanks again to my correspondent.


September 27, 2015

The blue compote was sold along time ago.  Still have the amber and now I have these amber tumblers to match!

Not sure if this piece is Indiana – two seam marks, elongated thumbprints.  Heavy pieces.







From September 15, 2012

002I think this is a pretty, pretty common piece.  I have two, this blue carnival and a gold carnival piece that I bought yesterday at Stapleton’s Auction in Newtonville, in different colours and I don’t think they are very old.

This is what I learned at Carnival Heaven:

“Indiana Pattern number 77 known by a variety of different names. King’s Crown, Crown, Thumbprint, Early American Crown and Thumbprint and when it was made in carnival glass, it was called a 5 inch Wedding Bowl. This compote was made for MANY years, in MANY colors and came in a covered and uncovered version. Please see the table below for some of the colors made.”  This page provides a number of examples in the different colours.

Vintage from Paul offers this Guide to King’s Crown:

“The pattern, produced by both Indiana Glass and Tiffin Glass was originally called Excelsior as manufactured in the late 1800’s by the Adams Glass Company.  The pattern gained popularity in the late 1800’s due to its’ clean lines and at the time deep ruby staining of the top portion of the piece.

The glass was quite heavy and thick in order to accommodate the very deep thumbprints on the lower portion of the body of the pieces, mainly creamers and open sugar bowls.   

A common misconception among collectors of this pattern is that Indiana Glass purchased the Adams molds from Tiffin Glass after they ceased production.    Indiana Glass catalogs before this time however show the pattern was in production at the same time as Tiffin Glass was also making this pattern.

The early Indiana Glass pieces were in clear crystal as well as crystal with ruby staining.  In the mid to late 1960’s Indiana Glass was manufacturing this popular pattern in amber, olive green, smoky blue and milk glass.  The staining colors included ruby, cranberry, yellow, gold and platinum.  When Indiana Glass acquired US Glass the molds were retooled and incorporated into the vast collection of Indiana Glass.

The company continued to make this pattern well into the 1990’s in a rainbow of colored glass.  The last color being produced was an Imperial Blue color.”

Meissen Crystal – Bouquet Cutting


Crystal, European Crystal, Floral Cutting, German Crystal, Ice Tea, Meissen

I am not a big collector of European glass but these two pieces were too pretty to pass up.  Picked them up in Florida recently.

Meissen is famous for its long history of making items in porcelain.  I don’t know when they starting producing in crystal, but this manufacturing line would appear secondary to the porcelain.

These glasses are marked with the letter ‘M’ and one has a Meissen gold label on its base.

I have been advised that these are the ice teas, but they would look beautiful with any beverage.