This is an absolutely terrific set of SIX Scottie Dog drinking glasses. Made by Federal Glass, they almost certainly date from just before Mid-Century when Fala, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier, won the adoration of the American public and started a Scotty dog collectible craze.
Each glass pictures six little dogs above a red plaid fence design below. There are three different poses: sitting up begging, jumping and standing.
Condition is extremely nice. We had trouble finding any signs of use -- these have been very well cared for! The glass is crystal clear with no cloudiness. The red and black decoration is strong, bright and colorful with no fading, chipping or rubbing -- they cannot have never seen the inside of a dishwasher. There are NO cracks or chips.
Each glass holds approximately 6 ounces (3/4 cup). They are standard size drinking tumbler type at 4-3/4 inches tall and 2-5/8 inches across the top.
Each glass carries the F in a shield bottom marking of the Federal Glass Company, which began to use this mark in the 1930s.
The Federal Glass Company began in 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio, making hand produced pressed glass, but turned to automation in the 1920s and soon led the USA in producing machine pressed glassware. With strong customer demand, the firm prospered, entering the food service industry in the 1940s supplying glass for commercial customers. Federal Glass maintained its leadership in American glass manufacturing until the arrival of plastic ware in the 1960s, and finally closed its doors in 1979.