The hand-painted Chancel rocks glass is a is a short (3.5 inches tall) stemless glass used for serving an alcoholic beverage, such as whisky, with ice cubes "on the rocks". It is also sometimes referred to as an "old fashioned" glass.
The rocks glass has a wide brim (2.75 inches wide) and a thick base so that the non-liquid ingredients of a cocktail can be mashed using a small muddler before the main liquid ingredients are added.
Colorful painted pieces of glass appear to be melded together by the pewter outline giving both the texture and illusion of true stained-glass, yet in a functional form.
Of all the variations this design has gone through over the years, the pewter outline and green stem have made their mark. I like the softer pewter outline - most stained-glass uses a leading of a similar shade - making this combination feel more traditional to me.
This design reminds me of a stained-glass window, the kind you find in an old church - classic and timeless. It’s a design that can be used all year long.