whenever people quote book titles, I usually discover I have another volume to buy - but pleased to say that on this occasion I already have Neil's recommended title
- in fact I have two copies. Thought I'd left the first on a train year or two back so rushed out and bought another, only to find the first one some months later in the house. It's a great little book (quite small at about 5" x 6.5") and thin - and frustrating that the lady didn't produce something more comprehensive and with better pix - many of which don't include dimensions of the glasses. Therle Hughes was the wife of G. Bernard Hughes, who produced some of the best books on C18 and C19 table glass etc. - his "English, Scottish & Irish Table Glass" is a not only good for pix but is also an attention holding read - so many textbooks are dry and lack bedtime readability. They collaborated on only one I think, which was "After The Regency" - bit of jumble of info. on various collectables (including glass) from the period 1820 - 1860.
Aside from Therle Hughes, most other authors include jellies and custards in passing, and briefly - which a shame, as they make great collectables, many of which can still be bought without big money - some of my best have come from boot sales.
Must admit I'm lazy and tend to say 'custard' - when probably I should say 'custard cup', but with this shape I'm less inclined to say 'cup' since that implies a different shape - if you take the handle off this one it would look more like the shape of a jelly glass. We call it a custard simply because it has a handle.
I notice that there was no response to my comment that I thought this one looked moulded - whereas the example quoted by Neil has wheel cut decoration.
If user9318 has trouble in finding a copy of Therle Hughes book, let me know and you can have my spare one. However, I suspect there are copies on either Abe Books or Amazon.
Sorry this is long winded.