When I'm at a vintage fair one thing I'll always have on my stall is some Babycham glasses - I absolutely love them! Great for a glass of fizz or a cocktail, a party at our house is not complete without the Babycham glasses coming out. Plenty of people comment on them at the fairs and may have some in a cupboard or remember them from parties of their parents or grandparents. I always ask what type they have, but many people aren't aware that there are different styles of Babycham glasses. Here is a brief guide, based on the research I've done, so may not be entirely accurate, but will certainly give you an idea of when your Babycham glasses were first used.
The 1950s Babycham glasses have a cute little white deer on the saucer, standing with his hooves together and a dainty blue bow. The stems of these glasses are hexagonal.The writing on the foot is solid blue.
The 1960s Babycham glasses have a brown deer on the saucer and I've found are the hardest to come by. The writing of "Babycham" is in distinctive lines and the bow on the deer is more flamboyant. I have seen these with hexagonal stems, which I'm assuming are earlier 60s ones, and some with rounded stems which I guess are later 60s ones.
The 1970s Babycham glasses have a leaping yellow deer on the saucer and is the one most people recognise. The deer has a darker blue flowing bow. The stems on these glasses are rounded and the writing goes back to the fifties style.
A great idea for a gift - a couple of Babycham glasses with a bottle of fizz, you're sure to be very popular!!
My name's Lucy and I'm the creator of My Vintage Wren. With a passion for history one of things I love about dealing in vintage wares is investigating the background to the items I source.