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Georges Braird Name Your Poison Glasses

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A rare set of 8 Georges Briard "Name Your Poison" glasses/caddy set. This hard to come by pattern is the pinnacle of Georges Briard patterns and truly a magical one. Each glass has a poison graphic (i.e. Paris Green, Iodine, Wood Alcohol, etc) and "Name Your Poison" can be found at the bottom of each glass graphic along with "RX" on the sides of the glasses, criss-crossed knives and a mortal/pestle. The graphics colors are a stunning deep black with a vibrant gold.

Maker/era: Georges Briard, Mid Century

Hallmarks: Please note: Most of these glasses bare the Georges Briard signature, but several do not. Please see the Condition Summary below for details.

Measurements: each glass measures 5 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" in diameter; the entire caddy measures approx. 13" long x 8" tall x 5 1/2" wide

Condition of the glassware: Good vintage condition with some signs of wear. The glass clarity is perfectly clear (no cloudiness), any yellow hue you see is due to the camera's flash. There are zero chips or cracks on any of the glasses. We do our best to describe every flaw as we take our vintage glassware very seriously. Here's a summary as well as a glass by glass summary:

1) Please note: this set of 8 includes duplicates and is missing certain poisons (we're not sure why the original owner choose these exact poisons, but they did). This set of 8 includes: 2 Wood Alcohol, 2 Paris Green, 1 Carbolic Acid, 1 Arsenic, 1 Iodine, and 1 Strychnine.

2) The caddy is in great shape. We are unsure if this caddy originally came with this set. The previous owner had this set of 8 glasses displayed in their home bar with this caddy. The caddy is the "foldable style" (meaning it has loaded hinges that allow you to "fold" it flat, if you choose to). It's well-crafted and features a chrome caddy and a solid wood handle. There's a very small amount of tarnish to some of the areas where the caddy "folds" together, but overall the caddy is in good vintage condition.

Three (3) of the eight (8) glasses are not signed (not uncommon when it comes to this pattern). Here's a glass by glass summary:

Wood Alcohol 1 - Signed. Great condition. Vibrant graphics.
Wood Alcohol 2 - Signed. Great condition. Vibrant graphics.
Paris 1 - Signed. Great condition. Vibrant graphics.
Paris 2 - NOT signed. This glass has a "wrinkle" in the glass (these glasses were made in molds and often "wrinkles" or waves can be seen in MCM glassware. This tumbler has a noticeable "wrinkle" in the glass on the back/left side of the glass. Vibrant graphics.
Carbolic - Signed. There one faded area (that looks like a faded line) on the label. Again, common with this pattern if the paint didn't get applied as heavily, etc. See photo #2, #6, and #9 for reference (it runs vertically between the "I" and the "C").
Arsenic - NOT signed. Vibrant graphics.
Iodine - Signed. Vibrant graphics.
Strychnine - NOT signed. Vibrant graphics.

Overall, these collectible glasses are in very good vintage condition. The graphics are vibrant. The gold "Rx" on the sides of all glasses is in good shape. The glass clarity is clear. There are no chips or nicks. The caddy is in very good condition. As detailed above, several of them do not bare the Georges Briard logo and one of the glasses has a noticeable "wrinkle" in the glass (again, this occurred during manufacturing). Truly a magical set. We're only allowed to upload 10 photos. Additional photos available upon request.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. Please note: we're not making a penny on shipping. This set will be double-boxed and packed with extreme care.

****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.