Found in such upscale stores as Neiman Marcus and Bonwit Teller, George Briard’s designer glassware was popular with the jet-set of mid-century entertainers. He is known for his 22 kt gold decorations on his tumblers and serving pieces. In 2005, a year before he died, he was awarded the Frank S. Child Lifetime Achievement Award by The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators in honor of his extraordinary contributions to glass decoration. This hostess set is comprised of a 10 ¾” in diameter platter and 6” square tidbit plate. Decorated in his well-known flora pattern, this set would be wonderful on any table or buffet. The face of each plate is smooth, but the back-side has a texture to it, which I tried to capture in the last couple of photos. These pieces are in excellent condition with not chips or cracks. We can’t find any loss of the gold decoration.
These are priced as a set.
This would be a nice addition to your mid-century collection or to use at every party. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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Mid-Century Glass Hostess Set by George Briard