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Imperial Glass Co. Shoji Trellis Glasses

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A stunning set of 5 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.

We have a set of 8 of this pattern as well as the tall drink mixer and ice bucket. If you'd like a larger set, please see other listings. Cheers.

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: All glasses have an embossed IG (Imperial Glass) on the bottom, see photo

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), see photo #7 as an example. It's extremely subtle but we like to be thorough
2) With this particular pattern, sometimes the gold didn't get fully "filled in" in a few tiny spots. Purely the nature of this pattern. There are a couple of those on the upper rims. Very subtle but we like to be thorough
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) -- see photo #8 as an example

In short, these glasses are in very, very good vintage condition. 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. Please note: this vintage piece will be shipped with a "required signature" to ensure that it was received.

****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.

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