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.
The photos don’t do this glassware justice! The gold butterflies against the white is simply striking on these popular mid-century 5 ½” tall glasses. The glass is a fine quality and feels wonderful in your hand. The glasses are in wonderful condition with no chips or cracks and all the gold decoration is in excellent shape except for one butterfly. That one tumbler must have been someone’s favorite because the wear looks like that is where his or her thumb always rested.
This is priced as a set of five tumblers.
What a fun thing to add to your collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Retro Set of Five Georges Briard White Tumblers with Gold Butterflies