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Culver Cotton Ball Glasses Pitcher Set

Sale price $347.04 Regular price $386.90

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A rare 5 piece Mid Century Culver Cotton Boll glasses and matching pitcher. Such a lovely pattern that features a two-sided design of stark white and vibrant gold Cotton Bolls. The pictures don't do this set justice as we took photos at dusk time. The white is a stark white and the gold is a stunning vibrant gold. Truly a stunning set.

This set includes 5 pieces: 1 pitcher and 4 glasses.

A quick summary about this glassware maker: Culver was famous for their stunning decorative glassware in 22-karat gold – think lavish and opulent cocktailware of the 1950s and 60s. In the late 1950’s, Culver started the application of the 22-karat gold to their glassware. Fun fact: the super-heated, roll-on process of gold remains a secret today. Culver comes in a variety of patterns including gilded mushrooms, owls, cats, wildlife, Egyptian or Asian inspired design themes, holiday designs, sports motifs and many others. Their glassware bares several signatures (depending on the era) including "Culver Ltd" (Ltd = Limited), "Culver", and "Culver with a C inside a circle" (a copyright symbol). During the 1970s, many of Culver's glasses moved from the applied signature to a small gold foil sticker (that read: 22k Gold Culver Made in USA) that was often removed by the original buyer upon purchase. Culver stopped producing its gold overlay pieces in the 1980s.

Maker/pattern/era: Culver Ltd., Cotton Bolls, Mid Century

Hallmarks: All pieces are signed "Culver Ltd" in 22k gold

Measurements: The glasses are 5 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" in diameter; the pitcher is 8 3/4" tall

Condition: Good vintage condition with one glass showing a small amount of gold loss. The glass clarity is clear (no cloudiness) on all pieces. No chips or nicks. We like to be thorough, so here's a piece-by-piece summary:

1)The pitcher is in great conditon. The pattern is pristine. Please note: the end of the handle has a small indention in it (very common with Mid Century glassware pitchers)
2) Glass 1: Pristine
3) Glass 2: Pristine
4) Glass 3: Very, very minor gold loss on 1 leaf
5) Glass 4: Gold loss on one part of a leaf that's noticeable. See photo #7

In short, this set is in very good vintage condition with very minor age/wear and 1 glass showing a noticeable spot of gold loss. This set has been in a display cabinet for years. Truly a lovely set that displays beautifully.

We have another set of 4 of these listed, if you're interested in a larger set. See other listings. Cheers!

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. We pack our glassware well, which means a larger, heavier box.

****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 or damage 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/damage. Cheers!