Made for the 90th Anniversary of Prudential Insurance in 1965, this eye-catching set of four Libbey Black and Gold Rock of Gibraltar Highball Tumblers features a trio of gold ringed circular medallions. Designed entirely in luxurious 22-Karat gold on black, the center medallion spotlights the famous Prudential Rock logo, The Rock of Gibraltar. The two flanking medallions feature an intricate floral design, reminiscent of a Rose Window. Each medallion tops a standard with three pairs of scrolling, feathered acanthus leaves. The top and bottom of the triple panel is finished with a narrow geometric gold border. This intricate and striking design is repeated on the opposite side of each tumbler.
Each highball, sometimes spelled hi-ball, glass, measures 5-1/2 inches tall and 2-3/4 inches in diameter at the rim, tapering slightly to 2-1/4 inches at the base.
Made in 1965 as a promotion for Prudential's 90th Anniversary, there are no marks, but the Libbey script "L" is embossed on the bottom of each of a matching set of tumblers also listed in my shop.
There are a half dozen small spots of wear that show through to clear, but these spots blend with other intentional clear spots in the design, such as in the center of the flowers. They are not highly noticeable. Looking at the inside of the glass in the photos, you can see these intentional clear places. There may be an occasional tiny bubble in the glass that occurs in the manufacturing. There are no chips or cracks. The red tint is reflection.
As in all vintage glassware, these should only be washed by hand to protect the delicate design.
There are two sets of four tumblers offered. The last photo shows all eight highball glasses.
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