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Dorthy Thorpe Mid-Century Modernist Glass Cocktail Service with Wide Silver-Band Rims (LEO Design)


American Mid-Century glassware designer, Dorothy Thorpe, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1901.  She graduated from the University of Utah and moved to the Glendale neighborhood of Los Angeles in the Thirties. She had a dramatic impact on the design and marketing of Modernist glassware from the Forties through the Seventies.  Much of her signature style—especially the silver banded "roly-poly" glasses (such as those shown above)—made a big impact on the Mad Men television series.

Shown above, a cocktail set including a cocktail pitcher, two roly-poly glasses and a glass stirring rod.  The glasses and pitcher have the signature wide silver bands for which Dorothy Thorpe became famous.  Click on the photo above to learn More about this handsome set.


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