Mid-century modern red and white tumbler
Dimensions: 11.5cm high, 7cm diameter.
Code: GLASS 0522
Vintage, 1960s Yera glass with Poinsettia red flowers and white stalks and leaves, sourced from the Chettinad district of Tamil Nadu, South India. The brand on the bottom of the glass is Yera, with the number 67. This was an Indian brand launched in 1958 by the Alembic group that was founded in 1907. Alembic is one of the oldest industrial houses in India, and its glass business was set up because India’s requirement of glass bottles was being met by imports from Europe. The Second World War caused an abrupt break in the supply chain. As a result, Alembic had no bottles to package its pharmaceutical products ad so developed and produced its own by 1948, going on into other glassware later and still produces to this day. In good condition with no chips or scratches.