Jazz up your cocktail parties with this popular vintage glassware by Dorothy Thorpe!
Set of 8 pieces, plus 4 stir sticks, blown in crystal with real sterling silver bands designed by Dorothy Thorpe.
Vintage rich minimalist style recently revived by the T.V. show Mad Men in its numerous drinking scenes using authentic Dorothy Thorpe glassware. Thorpe designed Silver Band glassware was originally produced in the 1930s
1950s. It is not made new today.
This set includes (4) 7.75 tall champagne, cocktail or parfait glasses; (4) stir sticks, blown hollow; (1) large 8.5 tall stylized pitcher; (1) Circus-top lid (1) long stemmed bowl; and (1) 4.75 round, 3 tall snack bowl.
The silver is in varying condition. One cocktail glass is nearly perfect. Another is almost perfect. The third has some scratching and the fourth has obvious scratching. The pitchers silver was nearly black (as were all these pieces) when found. Gentle removal of the tarnish revealed some light scratching and surface metal wear, hardly noticeable. Same with the round bowl. The band on the stemmed comport is in great condition. The comport lid ball finial has only 40% silver remaining. I have left the tarnish on the ball finial, it makes the missing silver less obvious. There are no cracks, chips or liquid discolorations on the thin blown glass.
Note to buyer: Use TarnX to clean the silver bands. Simply dip in solution, gently wipe with a soft, soft cloth, rinse off thoroughly and gently rub dry. Remember to rinse every bit of the cleaner off before drying!