Dorothy Thorpe Crystal Bubble Wine Glasses, Set of 6 - image 1 of 7

Dorothy Thorpe crystal bubble clear iridescent wine glasses, set of 6. Vintage 1960s stunning wine glasses designed to give the appearance of drinking from a bubble. Light and background showcase the changing colors of these amazing crystal glasses. Each glass measures 7 1/8" tall with the bubble/bowl diameter being 3.5". The design of these glasses is very elegant with super thin walls, a nice long stem and an iridescent finish. The glasses are in good vintage condition, with one bowl containing a small chip/flea bite on the inside of the rim (see last pic), but the outer rim is smooth to the touch. The five remaining glasses have no chips or cracks. Glasses are priced to reflect the imperfection and vintage condition.

About Dorothy Thorpe - Born in Salt Lake City in 1901, Dorothy Thorpe was a mid-century American artist who designed beautiful glassware and ceramic pieces out of her Los Angeles studio. Like many of her mid-century contemporaries, such as Georges Briard and Fred Press, she was a designer, not a manufacturer, of glassware. She purchased simple blank glassware, mostly crystal, from U.S. and European manufacturers and decorated them with her personal designs. In 1945, Thorpe wrote to a collector that many of her floral motifs, which included eucalyptus, irises, roses and narcissus flowers, were inspired by flora and fauna that surrounded her on trips she took to Hawaii. She created these breathtaking designs by using a sandblasting technique. She was also known for her silver overlay and paint speckled glass pieces which included all types of glassware and punchbowl sets.

ITEM ID
GW0014
TYPE
Opalescent Glass
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Barware, Stemware
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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