Featured is a stunning set of four mid century roly poly whiskey glasses. These fine examples of Vitreon Queens Lusterware are about 3 1/8 inches tall and 3 1/8 inches in diameter at the rim. The feature the classic silver fade or silver ombre and a wonderfully ornate etch. All four are in excellent condition, free from any chips or cracks. All four for one low price.
From Classy Concoctions:
"Queen’s Lusterware is a mid century modern barware essential. Vitreon Queen’s lusterware, ltd. was started by Sidney Sigety. His home and business was based in Brooklyn, NY. Queen’s Lusterware’s heyday was in the mid 50’s and 60’s, the same era as Dorothy Thorpe. Queen’s Lusterware features the signature ‘silver fade’ or ‘silver ombre’ effect on glassware.
Lusterware or Lustreware (respectively the US and all other English spellings) is a type of pottery, porcelain or glassware with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence, produced by metallic oxides in an overglaze finish. Silver, gold and copper were commonly used until the 1800’s until a new silver lustre was employed. A new metal called platinum. John Hancock of Hanley invented the application of a platinum technique and put it in practice at Spode’s manufactory about 1800. Very dilute amounts of powdered gold or platinum were dissolved in aqua regia and added to spirits of tar for platinum and a mixture of turpentine, flowers of sulfur and linseed oil for gold."
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All items are described as accurately as possible, and any damage noted. Items are twenty or more years old and may show wear consistent with age/use. I encourage you to ask any questions prior to purchase. I generally do not accept returns, but there are always exceptions, so please message me if you feel you need to return an item. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason please reach out right away so that we may reach an amicable solution, I want you to be happy with and enjoy your purchase!
I enjoy finding vintage pieces and moving them along to new homes. I’m an easy going person and do this more as a hobby than a business, I like researching these old items to find their origins/history. If you want to discuss any items listed, tell me I’m way off base on my pricing, wrong on my description, or whatever convo me!