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Culver Mardi Gras Glasses

Sale price $337.98 Regular price $377.04

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A lovely set of 6 Culver "Mardi Gras" jeweled smaller rocks glasses (these glasses are smaller in size than a traditional rocks glass, see measurements below). This pattern is the pinnacle of Culver! One of their most popular patterns during the Mid-Century and still incredibly popular today. Each glass depicts three different versions of a jester playing an instrument. In between the jesters are 22k gold "strings" broken by tiny gold starbursts, diamonds, dots and colored "jewels" (the jewels come in red, green, orange, and blue).

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. The Mardi Gras pattern is one of Culver's harder to find patterns and is the essence of Mid Century Modern glassware style.

A bit about the Mardi Gras pattern: Culver made several variations of this pattern including a version with jewels as well as a version without jewels. The variation with jewels was made over the course of a few years and during that time the "back" or interior of each jester is either a light blue or more of a light gray. These are the blue backs version.

Maker/pattern: Culver Ltd., Mardi Gras

Hallmarks: Please note, this pattern was not signed. Culver didn't sign a number of their patterns (likely to not interfere with the pattern) so again, these glasses/pattern do not bare the Culver signature.

Measurements: 3 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" in diameter (*please note: these rocks glasses are smaller than a traditional rocks glass in that they are more narrow).

Condition: Very good vintage condition. There's some very mild gold loss in a few places (mostly around the jester's hat). And of the 6 glasses, 1 of them is missing 1 single jewel and you can feel a rough spot where the jewel used to be. The glass clarity is perfectly clear (no cloudiness). There's also some glue "residue" in a few places (100% common for this Culver pattern). We like to be as thorough as possible when it comes to our vintage sets. In short, these glasses are in very good condition with mild gold loss in a few places and 1 missing jewel (that has a rough feel to it as the jewel is missing from its original spot). Cheers!

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). Truly a stunning, magical set.

We have another set of 3 of these in the exact same size, if you're looking for a larger set. We also have this pattern in a larger rocks glass size as well as the collins tumbler size. See other listings!

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap our sets/pieces to ensure safe delivery.

****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. 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. Cheers! L~

>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!