The design of these highball tumblers hits the Fifties aesthetic bullseye dead-on. Tall glasses were fashionable for 50's cocktails. Swaying spays of fruitful wheat (in 22 karat gold) wave from the front of the glass. And the top rims are also laid with 22 karat gold—providing a glint of glamour and a good measure of protection for the delicate glass. Best, yet, the set come with 10 (+1) glasses, enough for a dinner party with a generous guest list.
Vintage, gold-embellished glasses can last a good long time—as long as one doesn't damage the metal in washing. No dishwashers, please; the extreme heat will fade and (eventually) degrade the metallic overlay. A simple wash, with a soft sponge in soapy water, is all that is needed to clean the glass and keep the gold decoration in good shape for decades to come.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248