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Imperial Glass Co. Shoji Cocktail Mixer

Regular price $348.30

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A stunning gold cocktail mixer and gold-plated hawthorne cocktail strainer by Imperial Glass Co. This pattern is The Shoji Trellis pattern. This skycraper style mixer is made of very heavy glass and is a tad over 9" tall. This pitcher typically came with a hawthorne strainer and/or a long gold-plated mixing spoon. The strainer fits inside the mixer perfectly when not in use. Truly a stunning and rare piece. We have this same Shoji pattern in the ice bucket as well. See other listings.

The Imperial Glass Company was founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, with production beginning in 1904. Their handmade glasswares were sold worldwide and were typically made of pressed glass patterns. Their "Shoji" line, which was manufactured from 1965 to 1974, gilded with real 22k gold and is the quintessential style of the Hollywood Regency Era.

Maker/year: Imperial Glass Company, 1965-1974

Hallmarks: This cocktail mixer has the embossed "IG" hallmark on the bottom; the gold-plated strainer is hallmarked "Made in the USA"

Measurements: The pitcher measure a tad over 9" tall x 3 1/2" in diameter

Condition: Very good vintage condition. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage pieces, so here's a complete summary:

1) The glass clarity is perfect (no cloudiness)
2) The gold is vibrant overall
3) There's virtually no gold loss; however Mid Century pieces such as this often had tiny imperfections -- i.e. a small area that didn't get filled in with gold or applied as heavily, a micro tiny bubble in the glass, etc. For example, there's one small spot on the top rim that's ever so slightly darker. It was impossible to capture it in a photo.
4) The gold-plated strainer is in fair/good shape overall but does show mild signs of age. We're including "fair" in its condition summary as there are small dark "age spots" on the bottom interior of the strainer where the gold-plating shows wear. There's general surface wear. And general "age" (purely due to time).

This mixer has been in a display cabinet for years. In short, the mixer is in very, very, very good condition and the gold-plated strainer is in fair condition and shows signs of age. Truly a stunning and rare set.

Again, please note: 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).

**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)! This mixer will be double-boxed to ensure safe arrival. If you buy multiple pieces/sets, we will combine shipping if possible (glassware sets typically ship in their own box to ensure safe arrival) and will reimburse you for any shipping overages.