A gorgeous and extremely rare 16-Piece Valerio Albarello 24k gold-plated Swarovski Crystal set. There are no words to express how stunningly magnificent this set is! And a rare one. This gorgeous set is the most vibrant gold with 24K gold-electroplate over brass. And the faceted Swarovski Crystal accents are absolutely gorgeous. Made by Valerio Albarello in the late 60s and early 70s. Truly a breath-taking set.
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Maker/year: Valerio Albarello, 1970s Hallmarks: All cups and the pitcher are signed "Valerio Albarello" along with their logo design on the bottom of each piece
Measurements: The wand measures approx 11 1/2" in length; the pitcher measures 8 1/4" tall x 3 1/2" in diameter; the larger glasses/goblets measure approx 5 1/2" tall x 2" in diameter; the smaller cordial glasses measure approx 3 1/4" tall x 1 1/2" in diameter.
Condition: Very good vintage condition. In fact, the gold is so vibrant and intense, we had a tough time capturing photos without major glare or capturing reflected images in the room (i.e. our wood ceiling beams). There is general wear in line with a set that's 50 years old. There is tarnish/wear to some of the interior that may or may not polish away. There is one tiny spot of wear on the wand (and we mean tiny) wear the wand rested against the pitcher. And there is some mild wear to the top of the pitcher's handle (see photo #6 for reference). In short, this rare set is in very good vintage condition and would display or serve cocktails beautifully. The pictures simply don't do this set justice. The crystals are downright stunning when they catch the light and the vibrant of the gold screams Hollywood Regency style. This is currently the only set of this size offered in the market place.
This 16-piece set includes: ~ 1 pitcher ~ 1 wand/stick ~ 8 cocktail glasses/goblets ~ 6 smaller cocktail/cordial glasses
We also selling a similar set (a rocks/tumblers cocktail set with a matching tray), see other listings!
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****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 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.