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Georges Briard Name Your Poison Glasses With Caddy

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A magical set of six (6) 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.

A quick summary about this glassware maker: Georges Briard was the go-to for decorative housewares in the 1950s and 60s and was carried at upscale retails like Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. Briard’s success and notoriety came with the use of 22-karat gold as screened decoration for bent glassware. His design hallmarks are repetitive patterns, most often featuring geometric shapes or nature based images. Georges Briard is known for creating some of the most stunning Mid Century Modern glassware as well as Atomic and Kitsch designs in the later 1970s and is the essence of MCM glassware excellence.

Maker/era: Georges Briard, Mid Century

Hallmarks: All glasses are signed "Georges Briard" in gold cursive

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

Condition of the glassware: Good vintage condition overall with some mild 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) The six glasses include: 1 Wood Alcohol, 1 Paris Green, 1 Arsenic, 1 Iodine, 1 Nitroglycerin, and 1 Strychnine

Here's a glass by glass summary:

Wood Alcohol: Vibrant gold and black graphics. Perfect clarity. Mild wear to the gold Rx on both sides
Iodine: Vibrant gold and black graphics. Perfect clarity. A tiny spot of wear to the gold RX on one side
Arsenic: Vibrant gold and black graphics. Perfect clarity. Mild wear to the gold Rx on one side and one tiny area of the gold trim around the Arsenic label
Paris Green: Vibrant gold and black graphics. Perfect clarity. Mild wear to the gold Rx on one side one tiny area of the gold trim around the Paris Green label
Strychnine: Vibrant gold and black graphics. Perfect clarity. Mild wear to the gold Rx on both sides and a small area of the gold trim around the Strychnine label
Nitroglycerin: Vibrant gold and black graphics. Perfect clarity. No gold loss or wear

2) The caddy is in good shape overall with a few areas of age/wear to the gold-plating. This caddy is the "foldable style" (meaning it has loaded hinges that allow you to "fold" it flat, if you choose to). In short, this caddy is in good vintage condition but does show mild wear to several areas and also has a small amount of tarnish. It folds easily and stays in position firmly/tightly.

Overall, these collectible glasses are in very good vintage condition with mild signs of age. We know the above sounds kit-picky but we like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage glassware sets. Cheers!

General vintage glassware disclaimer: Mid Century glassware often has imperfections (i.e. tiny bubbles in the glass, or a "seam" from when the glass was being created, an extra spot of gold or enamel that made it on a clear part of the glass, etc -- purely the nature of vintage glassware). These glasses are no exception. The Briard poison glasses often had "waves" to a small area of the glass (you have to hold it up close directly at eye level). Purely the nature of this glassware pattern. Cheers!

**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.