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West Virginia Blue Rainier Glasses, West Virginia Glassware

Sale price $198.24 Regular price $235.91

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A lovely and rare set of 5 West Virginia "Blue Rainier" highball tumblers.. Similar to Culver Ltd, West Virginia's glassware was made up of 22k gold in the paint and the most intricate, embossed detailing that features a diamond pattern and an intense cobalt blue. The Blue Rainier pattern (which also came in a yellow) was one of their more rare patterns. Words can't express how stunning this set is. The heavily embossed texture and deep cobalt blue is simply gorgeous.

A quick summary on this Mid Century glassware manufacturer: West Virginia Glass Specialty Company (WVGS) was based in Weston, West Virginia and created some of the most stunning glassware from 1929-1987 and was especially well-known for their hand-blown glass. In the 1950s and 60s, WVGS created a number of heavily embossed and/or Hollywood Regency style patterns that, similar to Culver, contained real 22k gold in the paint.

Maker/pattern/year: West Virginia, Blue Rainier, Mid Century

Hallmarks: These glasses are not signed. West Virginia did not sign/hallmark their glassware.

Measurements: 6 3/4" tall x 2 1/4" in diameter

Condition: Very, very good vintage condition. Zero chips or nicks. The 22k gold is extremely vibrant (it has a "crackle" design to it), as is the cobalt blue. The heavily embossed texture is simply stunning. Please note: these glasses were made in a "mold" and you can see the "seam" where the glass was created in the mold (completely common with Mid Century glassware), see photo #4 for reference. Please note, one of the glasses rims has micro tiny (and we mean micro) bubbles (again, a common occurrence with Mid Century glassware). Truly a magnificent set.

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