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Rare Imperial Glass Co. Trader Vic "Big Shot" Glass (1 Glass)

Regular price $179.02

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A scarce Trader Vic "Big Shot" glass 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 is for one (1) glass.

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 this glass and all of these glasses, 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).
3) There's mild gold loss on a portion of the bottom exterior (see photo #7 ).
3) There's one very small scuff mark to the gold (see photo #8, please excuse the reflection of our white wood ceiling beams).

In short, this vintage glass is in very good condition. Truly a magical tumbler. 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. This glass 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.

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>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, the screw cap on a flask or shaker, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!