A rare set of 4 Mid Century "Poison" glasses by Cera. Cera offered several variations of these glasses including a larger, flared style that included gold (these were sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus). They also made this style, which is a true rocks glass shape and the colors are a vibrant white and deep chocolate brown. This set includes: Hemlock, Cyanide, Belladonna, and Arsenic. These glasses feature a vibrant white enamel and the various poisons inside a rectangular box and the back offers the measurements in milliliters as well as ounces. Truly a magical set of Mid Century glasses. These glasses come with 4 glass swizzle sticks/stirrers.
A quick summary about this glassware maker: similar to Culver, Cera used real 22k gold in many of their glassware patterns and were known for creating some of the most popular Mid Century glassware designs. Cera remains one of the most popular vintage brands for MCM glassware excellence.
Maker/era: Cera, Mid Century
Hallmarks: All glasses are signed "Cera"
Measurements: each glass measures 4 1/4" tall x 3 1/4" in diameter
Condition of the glassware: These glasses are in good vintage condition with noticeable signs of age and wear. We're pretty Type A about summarizing the exact condition of our items, so here's a glass by glass summary:
Hemlock - The enameled pattern is in very good condition overall (as it is on all the glasses). There's one scratch on the glass on the lower section of the glass. There are also two tiny "bumps" on the rim (these glasses were made in molds and it's completely common for Mid Century glassware to have a smooth, small bump on the rim). ***Lastly, two important mentions: 1) the bottom of the glass has an imperfection that occurred during the manufacturing process: these glasses were made in "molds" and the bottom has a noticeable "crease" that resembles a "wrinkle" in the glass. It is not a crack. It cannot be felt in the bottom interior of the glass, only from the exterior and again resembles a crease or wrinkle and you can feel it when you run your finger across it. See photos #10 and #11. 2) This particular glass has "scratching" to the inside of it (that gives it a slight cloudy appearance, likely how it was cleaned in the past).
Cyanide - There is some small, superficial wear to the lower front right of the glass and one smooth bump on the rim (again, purely manufacturing occurrence).
Belladonna - There are micro tiny (and we mean micro) bubbles on the glass of the rim (again, completely common with MCM glassware) as well as a small smooth bump on the rim (a manufacturing occurrence) and a superficial scratch just above the "name your poison".
Arsenic - There are some very superficial scratches on some areas of the glass.
In short, these glasses are in good vintage condition and show signs of age as well as some manufacturing occurrences, so we're pricing them accordingly for their condition. Please see all photos for reference. Again, we're pretty Type A about trying to capture/mention every detail. We took photos in two different lighting settings. This set is a magical one that displays beautifully. Cheers!
**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. We typically take a loss on shipping when it comes to shipping our glassware, however if we can ship the set cheaper, we will refund you the difference. Cheers!
****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage.