A lovely mixed set of Imperial Shoji rocks glasses by Imperial Glass Co. This set includes 3 El Tabique D’Oro rocks glasses, 1 Gold Chains rocks glass, and 1 Trellis rocks glass. The El Tabique D'Oro and Gold Chains patterns are less commonly found patterns. Made 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. 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: Imperial Glass Co., 1965-1974
Hallmarks: Each is marked on the bottom with the Imperial Glass Company logo Measurements: 3 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" in diameter
Condition: No chips or nicks. Great glass clarity (no cloudiness). We're very Type A about the exact condition of our glassware, so here's a glass by glass summary:
- The 3 El Tabique D’Oro glasses: Excellent condition. The gold is vibrant and completely in tact.
- The 1 Trellis rocks glass: Good condition with mild signs of age/gold loss. Not from use, but purely from time. It's minimal but noticeable when holding the glass up close.
- The 1 Golden Chains glass: Okay condition. This glass has the most gold loss/age. There's an area of the "Golden Chains" pattern that has some gold loss (see photo #4) and some mild gold loss in a few areas to the exterior rims. Please examine all photos for reference. Additional photos available upon request.
In short, the Tabique are in excellent condition, the Trellis in good vintage condition and the Golden chains in okay condition with signs of wear. This set displays beautifully. Cheers! 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)! These glasses will be double-boxed. 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.
****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.