Tiara amber plates lot

Advertised by Tiara Exclusives of Dunkirk, Indiana, Tiara glass was sold from 1970 through 1998. A majority of the glass was manufactured by their sister company, Indiana Glass Company. In addition, Fenton Art Glass, L.E. Smith, Pilgrim and Fostoria produced some of the glass. Tiara glass was created solely for the home party craze to compete with Mary Kay and Tupperware. The varieties of both machine-made and handmade glass were produced at a high standard. To satisfy increasing customer demands for reminiscent patterns, Indiana Glass Company used depression era molds from the 1920’s, as well as, newly created machine molds. Even though Tiara refers to a particular color of glass as gold, collectors today refer to it as amber. The “amber” color started production in 1971. Tiara amber plates were sold in a starter set using the nostalgic molds. This included both dinner and salad plates.
Indiana Glass Company prior to making glassware, produced glass lenses for automobiles. Started in 1907 it was forced to close its doors due to a 97-day labor strike in 2002. The closure of the Dunkirk facility resulted in 240 union employees losing their jobs. The original molds were passed on to Bartlett Collins and others went to Fenton Art Glass. Indiana Glass Company and Bartlett Collins are now part of Anchor Hocking.