Group of 5 Tiffin Franciscan 'Madeira' pattern 5 - 1 / 2" tall footed water goblets from the 1960's. These goblets are Citron color, which is the lightest of the greens. Tiffin was a quality glass maker; their 'Madeira' glassware line was made to accompany Franciscan's very popular earthenware table line also named 'Madeira.'
The goblets have great Medieval styling, which ties in well with heavy earthenware dishes. They are durable and fun to use. Each weighs about a pound of frosted, sturdy, thick pressed glass with heat polished seams. The kids can bounce them on the floor many times without chipping or cracking. These show little or no sign of wear.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Medieval fashion was popular. King Henry VIII reigned in the early 1500's and was the fashion dude of the American hippie generation which reigned in the 1960's and 70's. Clothing, songs ('I'm Henry the 8th I am'), home decor, and glassware relived the glory days of Henry and his excesses (including free love).
The pictures show these goblets with Franciscan's 'Madeira' earthenware. Notice how this color brings out the lighter tones in the plates. Affordably Collectable can help you stage your very own Renaissance Faire at an affordable price.
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