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Imperial Glass Co Shoji Trellis Glasses

Sale price $899.91 Regular price $1,045.12

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A stunning set of 8 Shoji "Trellis" tumblers by Imperial Glass Co. Designed by Imperial Glass Co in the early 1960s, these glitzy tumblers have real 22k gold in the paint. Very Hollywood Regency in style. Truly a gorgeous set. We have other Shoji glassware listed, if you'd like a larger set, including a Martini mixing pitcher and an ice bucket.

A bit about this vintage glassware manufacturer: 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/pattern: Imperial Glass Co., 1965-1974, Trellis pattern

Hallmarks: PLEASE NOTE*** These glasses do not bare the small embossed (IG which stands for Imperial Glass) on the bottom. It was not uncommon for Mid Century glassware companies to use other glassware makers to help with production. For example, Imperial Glass Co. often contracted Morgantown Glass Co. to make their glasses. So, again -- these glasses do not bare the tiny embossed "IG" as they were likely made by one of Imperial Glass Co.'s glassware partners.

Measurements: A tad over 5 3/4" tall x 2 3/4" in diameter

Condition: Very good vintage condition. These glasses have not been "used", they have been in a display cabinet for decades. There are no chips or nicks. Great glass clarity (no cloudiness). However, there is "wear" that comes purely from time -- as well as manufacturing occurrences. We're very Type A about the exact condition of our glassware, so here's a full summary:

1) There is extremely minor wear to the gold (very minor)
2) Most all glasses have areas that didn't get fully "filled in" with gold -- this is not "wear" -- it's purely a manufacturing occurence. It is completely common with this paricular glassware maker and pattern. Areas on the top rim, bottom rim/base that didn't get gold fully "filled in" -- see photos #7 and #8 as an example
3) With many Mid Century glassware patterns, you can see a subtle "seam" on some of the glasses (again, completely common for Mid Century glassware)

In short, these glasses are in very, very good vintage condition with very minor wear in a few small places, a number of areas where the gold didn't get fully filled in, and a few "seams" you can see. In short, these glasses are in very good vintage condition and display beautifully. We can only upload 10 photos. More photos available upon request. Cheers!

>>> A final, general note of vintage glassware: 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). These glasses will be double-boxed.

****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.