This creamy yellow antiQue custard glass tumbler was made by A. H. Heisey Co., circa 1896 - 1905. This eapg pattern is called 'Punty Band', and was one of the earliest patterns produced by Heisey. A simple - and quite popular - pattern, 'Punty Band' consists of a row of small oval punties, or thumbprints, around the base and the glass is quite weighty, shiny and smooth! Heisey called their yellow colored custard glass "Ivorina verde". This AnTiQue custard glass tumbler is marked with the Heisey diamond H on the inside bottom and glows a Very bright yellow-green under uv blacklight! Victorian custard glass items were Very popular as souvenir items, and this tumbler has souvenir script lettering that reads “East Elkport, Ia.” A bit of gold trim remains around the very top rim. Measures 3 3/4 inches tall X 2 7/8 inches across the slightly flared top rim X 2 3/8 inches across the base with impressed 20-point star design. In Excellent Condition! No chips or damage, just typical characteristics of Victorian made glass - an occasional ‘straw’ mark, etc. An outstanding example of early Heisey custard glass!
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