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Imperial Glass Co. Trader Vic Big Shot Glasses

Regular price $1,491.02

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A scarce set of six (6) Trader Vic "Big Shot" glasses by Imperial Glass Co. These Mid Century glasses were by Imperial Glass Company for Trader Vic's. Morgantown Glass Company was occasionally contracted by Imperial Glass to produce these if their production line was at capacity. This tumbler has "BIG SHOT" embossed on the bottom and looks like a bullet casing. These tumblers were used in Trader Vic for serving a cocktail called Gun Club Punch. The green colored glass was meant to match Winchester ammunition and it was also available in red glass to match Remington shells. Truly a stunning and rare set.

This listing includes 6 glasses: 3 red; 3 green

We have other Trader Vic Shotgun Shell glasses listed (in both red and green as well as different sizes), if you'd like a larger set. See other listings.

Please note: these glasses came in different sizes and were named accordingly (i.e. Big Shot for the taller tumbler, Little Shot for the smaller shot glass, Half Shot, etc). Please make certain this is the size glass you're seeking. Cheers!

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, Production Date: 1950 - 1970

Hallmarks: This glass is marked/embossed on the bottom with "Big Shot XXXXXXXXX"

Measurements: Approx 5 1/2" tall x and just shy of 3" in diameter

Condition: Very good vintage condition with very mild signs of wear. The gold is extremely vibrant and in great shape. We like to be thorough, so here's a full summary:

1) With each glass. if you look closely you can see the "seams" on either side of the glass (purely the nature of how this glass was made).
2) There's very mild general "age" to the bottom of the gold/glass (that comes purely from time, not use) including some very, very minor gold loss (very minor).
3) As mentioned above, there's very minor "age" and mild gold loss to each glass (very minor, small areas). We can send you a glass by glass summary if you'd like. Feel free to message us.

In short, these vintage glasses are in very good condition with mild, general age and very mild gold loss in small places and display beautifully. Cheers.

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). These glasses are no exception. Cheers!

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. These glasses will be packed well and double-boxed to ensure safe arrival.

****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.