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Dorothy Thorpe 1960s Silver Rimmed Old-Fashioned/Whiskey Tumblers-Set of 8

Dorothy Thorpe 1960s Silver Rimmed Old-Fashioned/Whiskey Tumblers-Set of 8

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Vintage Whiskey Tumbler Glasses

Enhance your drinking experience with this beautiful set of vintage old fashioned whiskey tumbler glasses. These glasses feature a thick 5/8" silver rim, adding a touch of elegance to your table setting. Each glass has a capacity of roughly 6 oz. and stands at a height of 3 1/8". The wide top diameter of 2 7/8" allows for easy pouring and sipping, while the narrower bottom diameter of 2 1/8" ensures stability. These glasses have been meticulously maintained and are in overall excellent and clean pre-owned condition. Although they may arrive with typical water spots from washing, you can be assured that there are no cracks or chips. Enjoy your favorite whiskey or other beverages in style with this timeless set of vintage tumbler glasses.
  • Set of 8 vintage old fashioned whiskey tumbler glasses
  • Thick 5/8" silver rims for added elegance
  • Approximately 6 oz. capacity per glass
  • Stands at 3 1/8" tall
  • Clean and excellent pre-owned condition

Thorpe is best known for her timeless and modern, wide-band sterling overlay glass pieces.

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.

While some of Thorpe’s glassware pieces are signed with a large “T” and a smaller “D”, many of her pieces found today do not carry her signature or her original logo sticker on them.

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