Lovely set of six (6) etched floral sherbet / sherbert champagne glass stemware in the "Glenmore" pattern by Libbey Rock Sharpe. (c. 1955) Absolutely mint condition with no damage to note.
The etched design on each of these sherbet / champagne stemware are wheel cut six pedal flowers and vining leaves surrounding the goblet bowl. Each of these vintage tall sherbet / champagne glasses measures 5-3/4" tall, 2-7/8" diameter at the top with a 2-3/4" diameter base foot.
Libbey Glass and Bryce Brothers of Mt. Pleasant, PA, were both furnishing hand-made stemware blanks to Sharpe in the mid-1930s. Sharpe made no glass, but was a cutting operation and since they marketed stemware only under the Sharpe brand name, none of the blanks were identified as coming from Libbey.
In the late 1930s, Libbey developed the process for making stemware automatically, primarily for the restaurant, hotel and bar trades. Since Libbey had no opposition in the retail field during those years, the factory made stemware patterns for Sharpe by machine as well as hand-made until wartime restrictions terminated factory operations, except for essential war effort products. Shortly after the war ended, Libbey acquired Sharpe, using the operation to make cut glassware, marketed under the Libbey name to retail stores. Final acquisition was made in 1947 and the operation moved to Toledo, Ohio in about the early 1950s.
Are sorbet, sherbet, and sherbert all the same? Despite the fact that the legal definitions of sorbet and sherbet could be used interchangeably, there is a distinction among American frozen dessert manufacturers . Sherbet — which is alternatively spelled sherbert — is a frozen fruit and dairy product that contains anywhere from 1 percent to 3 percent milkfat from milk or cream. Anything above 3 percent is generally labeled ice cream; anything below 1 percent is referred to as water ice.
On the other hand, sorbet generally implies a fruit-based frozen dessert with little to no dairy — although the use of the term sorbet is unregulated. To add to the confusion, in other parts of the world, sherbet may refer to a fizzy powder stirred into beverages, or a beverage made of diluted fruit juice.
A2755 - Etched Floral GLENMORE Sherbet / Champagne Glass Stemware Libbey Rock Sharpe Set of Six