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Culver Gold Panda Glasses

Sale price $178.21 Regular price $198.12

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A rare set of four Mid Century Culver gold-embossed Panda glasses. This pattern features heavily embossed 22k gold and deep black enameled pandas. Words can't express how gorgeous the raised texture/pattern is. Truly a stunning set.

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., Panda pattern, Mid Century

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

Measurements: 5 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" in diameter

Condition: Very, very good vintage condition. The glass clarity is clear (no cloudiness). No chips or nicks. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage sets, so here's a complete list of any manufacturing occurrences we can see:

- One of the glasses has mild gold loss on the forhead area and just below the elbow (see photo #9) -- we're unsure if the gold didn't get applied as heavily to this particular glass (very common with MCM glassware) or if it's actual wear.
- One glass has an extra spot of gold on the clear glass (just above the gold band) -- completely common with MCM glassware.
- One of the glasses gold bands (on the upper part of the glass) didn't get the gold applied as heavily in one small spot.
- There's general surface wear to the bottom of all of the glasses.

We know the above sounds nit picky, but we like to be as detailed as possible when it comes to our glassware. In short, this set is in very good vintage condition and displays beautifully.

**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!