Florentine bookbinders would "marbleize" the edges and endpapers of their tomes—laying their papers upon a swirling melange of colorful enamels which float upon water in a basin. It was a handsome and distinctive touch which brought elegance and good taste to their craft. These glasses—a set of four Double Old Fashioned Rocks Glasses—are "wrapped" in just such a Florentine marbling pattern (which includes 22 karat gold). These glasses add a measure of golden radiance to a Spring-in-process. Click upon the photo above to learn more about them.
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 Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or 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