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Mint Libbey Black Gold Argyle Pattern Glassware Carousel Caddy Set Circa 1960's

Mint Libbey Black Gold Argyle Pattern Glassware Carousel Caddy Set Circa 1960's

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Libbey Black and Gold Argyle Pattern "Debut" Glassware and Black Carousel Caddy Set Circa 1960's

 

Measurements: Glasses: 5.5"T x 3"R (13.97cm x 7.62cm)

Caddy: 15"T x 14.5"W x 6.5"D (38.1cm x 36.83cm x 16.51cm)

Markings: Glasses: Libbey "L" 

Weight: 6.12 Lbs.

Fantastic and fun barware set that includes 6 Libbey "Debut" tall cooler/Collins glasses. All organized neatly in a vintage wire carousel caddy that has been newly painted in a gloss black acrylic paint with a heavy gloss clear varnish for durability. The Debut pattern which is a clear background with gold and black argyle pattern detailing, was introduced in the 1960's and discounted in the early 1980's. The glasses are in mint condition with not chips or cracks and all of decorative appliques are crisp, bright and fully intact. 

Great set for your next party, evening in with friends or even for home staging! 

 

Libbey Glass - History
Libbey Glass Company mainly manufactured pressed and blown glass.
It is renowned for its cut glass, that is very resistant and does not lose its clarity during the years.
In the so-called “Brilliant Period” (1876-1920ca.), Libbey was the largest cut glass maker in the world. Libbey cut glass is heavy and thick, with a sparkling surface. The company hired the best craftsmen and designers, including William Marrett (1897-1903) who designed the best selling Chrysanthemum pattern, mostly used for ornamental vases. The design presents very finely cut flowers all over the glass surface. Other popular patterns include Colonna, a geometrical and floral design; Harvard, used for table wares, consisting of diamonds and stars; and Kimberly, with a central hob-star, surrounded by circles and diamonds. All these patterns are sought by collectors and the items can be pretty expensive.
Libbey continued producing cut glass in the 1930s and 1940s. One of the most popular patterns during this period was Wisteria. It was mainly used for bowls, dishes, and pitchers since the motif needs a large surface to be properly visible. The pattern presents two lovebirds on a branch surrounded by leaves and twigs.
In 1933 Douglas Nash, a former Tiffany designer, was hired by Libbey to create a new line of luxury stemware, that consists of eighty-two cut and engraved different patterns mainly inspired by Art Nouveau designs. The intricate surface details of Nash pieces were sometimes enhanced with colored parts. The most successful products were Victoria cameo engraved chalice; Embassy, with a flat column stems and clear glass; Figural stem wine/cocktail glass, whose stems are shaped in different animal figures. These products had little market in the Depression years and ceased production in 1935.
During this period Libbey released a notable promotional tie-in with Walt Disney’s success Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Countless items, mainly tableware, featuring characters from the animated film were produced and sold across the US. The line was extremely popular and is still sought by collectors. Thanks to this market success and consequent financial improvement, Libbey could return to fine glass market and released a new line of crystal, Modern American, that consists of a swirled design mostly used for vases and bowls.
In 1945 Libbey launched pre-packed sets of eight tumblers known as Hostess Sets, that were a great success. They present a great variety of styles and colored designs, including birds and other animals, flowers and leaves, carousels, stars, human figures. Owens-Illinois, full of debts, decided to sell the Libbey Glass Division as Libbey Inc. in 1993. Over the next two decades, Libbey operated individually, acquiring Syracuse China and Anchor Hocking.

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