A breath-taking martini/cocktail set by Culver, late 1960s. This pattern, often referred to as "Burlap" or "Basketweave" as it resembles that texture, is simply stunning. The vibrant gold and raised texture is downright gorgeous. This tall, slender pitcher features a "cat tail" handle and is spouted, for easy pouring. This set also comes with a glass wand stirrer and 6 matching rocks glasses. The most magical part about this set is that it's NOS (new old stock). This set has been in a time capsule (stored away) for years and was still in its original department store packaging. The store, Marshall Field & Company. Marshall Field & Company was founded in 1852 in Chicago, IL and sold upscale goods and wares (including upscale glassware during the Mid Century). This set has the original purchase sticker on the inside of the box.
A quick summary about this glassware maker: 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, scrolling leaf patterns, holiday designs, sports motifs and many others. MCM Culver glassware is the essence of Hollywood Regency and vintage glam!
Measurements: The wand measures 12 1/2" in length; the rocks glasses measure 3 1/4" tall x 2 3/4" in diameter (please note these are smaller rocks glasses, not the over-sized double rocks glasses); the pitcher measures 10 3/4" tall.
Hallmarks: The pitcher and glasses are all signed "Culver Ltd" in 22k gold; the box is hallmarked MF & Co (Marshall Field & Co) in pink (and gold on the exterior of the box) along with the purchase sticker that's dated 4-5-71 (these glasses were made in the late 60s but were purchased from Marshall's in 1971).
Condition: Great condition. Again, this set is NOS (new old stock). We had to open each piece as it was still in its original Marshall Fields packaging/boxes. We opened each piece as carefully as possible and will ship each piece back in its original packaging.
Please note: Mid Century glassware often has imperfections (i.e. tiny bubbles in the glass, or a tiny bit of residue where an extra bit of glue around the jewels when they were applied, the jewels are perfectly aligned, etc -- purely the nature of vintage glassware). There are are few of those in this set including: 1) one of the rocks glasses has a rough area (that's a bunch of micro tiny bubbles that occurred when the glass was made) -- see photo #10 2) there are two small bubbles the size of a pinhead in the glass pitcher (one on the handle, one on the pitcher) 3) the handle of the pitcher's tip is "rough" (again, not uncommon to MCM glassware as this pitcher was made in a mold) -- see photo #9 In short, this set is stunning and has literally been in a time capsule (never used, stored away) for over 50 years. Truly a breath-taking set.
**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces well to ensure safe delivery. Please note: we are not making a penny on shipping. We pack our items securely to ensure safe arrival (especially our glassware, 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 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.