my large collection of vintage 40’s and 50’s Libbey Circus Lion Tamer glasses are 3 1/4″ high and 3″ in diameter, 5oz. I am smitten by these 1950’s Libbey Glass ‘Circus’ Hostess Sets with glasses in 4 sizes and matching bowls packaged in a Big Tent design box … I have the whole set and use them every day. They have to be hand-washed so the 22k gold rims and painted designs won’t fade.
Earlier this year I scored this 1952 tearsheet of an ad for the entire collection, featuring Betty Hutton holding a parasol, astride a plume-decorated prancing horse. She didn’t have to hold on or anything.