Vintage 1980's Culver Asian Chinoiserie Pitcher and Tumbler Set in Red, Blue and Gold - 10 Piece
Culver Glassware left quite a mark on the 20th Century. They are, by far, my most favorite of all the barware glass companies. Founded in 1930's Brooklyn by Ira Rothenberg, they moved to Rahway, NJ during the mid part of the century. Eventually handed down to Mark Rothenberg by his grandfather, the younger Rothenberg ran the company until 1996, when they were purchased by Moderne Glass of Aliquippa, PA. Moderne Glass actually trademarked the Culver name, along with two of the Rothenberg family members in 1989, so this was a merge in the making from that time. Mark went on to head other glass companies and unfortunately, died in 2001 on the 9/11 Newark to San Francisco flight that went down in PA.
Culver used paper labels, the well known Culver, Ltd. cursive/script signature and a round block print signature with a copyright mark on the later pieces. This set is from the latter with rounded block print and a copyright symbol.
The pitcher holds 6 cups or 48 oz and measures 8 3/4" high and 7" handle to spout. The glasses are 12 oz and measure 5 1/2" tall and 2 3/4" in diameter.
The 9 Tumblers and 1 Pitcher are all in excellent condition.
I have additional Culver history that I am happy to share upon request.
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