Amber Tiara Glass Salad Plate

Tiara Exclusives was a subsidiary of Indiana Glass. Amber Tiara glass salad plates and the Tiara pattern were popular from 1970 to 1998. They were sold as decorative tableware items at home party plans. Their nostalgic sparkling colors and raised mold pattern make the glassware a popular collectible.

Depression era glassware saw a revival in the 1970s when classic patterns such as Tiara became popular with collectors. Tiara has raised lace and floral scroll motifs which resembles the original hand pressed pattern from the 19th century. Reissues of the original motif were made from 1930 to 1960 by several manufacturing companies including Indiana Glass. The company purchased the original molds from the Federal, Imperial, and Fostoria Glass companies to recreate the glassware. Tiara glassware comes in a variety of colors besides amber. Other colors include clear, light green, teal green, bi-centennial blue, and pale peach. Bi-centennial is their most popular color. It was made in 1997 to commemorate the bi-centennial, and, is a limited edition collection of 5,000 pieces.

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Amber Tiara Glass Salad plates are identified by their descriptor and number. The pieces lack an attached paper label, but, some have the initials of the worker who created them.