What is ceraglass?
Cera Glass Company was a world-renowned glass manufacturer during the Mid-Century era featuring vibrant colorful designs and intricate details for their cocktail glassware and barware.
Where is Culver glassware made?
Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1939, Culver Ltd. (commonly known as Culver Glass) is an American glass manufacturer. The company produced over 75 glassware patterns, but is best known for its mid-century designs.
Who made blendo glassware?
the West Virginia Specialty Glass Company
You’ve no doubt seen these iconic serving pieces but may not know that the line is called Blendo Glassware and was manufactured during the 1950s and ’60s by the West Virginia Specialty Glass Company of Weston, West Virginia.
Are Culver glasses always signed?
Not all pieces are “signed” with the Culver. I’ve observed that pieces from the 1950s and/or ’60s seem more likely to be signed, whereas more recent pieces were marked mostly with the paper labels, if not marked with more modern copyright signatures.
Is Culver glassware collectible?
These vintage Culver designs are highly collectible and remain popular today. The colorful multi-color designs on the glassware were designed to complement the many different colors of the Fiesta dinnerware.
Who is 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. She was also known for her silver overlay and paint speckled glass pieces which included all types of glassware and punchbowl sets.
What is blendo glass?
Blendo glass is characterized by a bright neon/pastel solid base that fades as it goes up the glass and a gold rim. You’ll see repros and knock off brands that have the base color, but not the signature gold rim. Blendo glass makes great entertaining ware as they come in cocktail and juice sets and pitchers.
How can you tell Dorothy Thorpe?
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. Her sandblasted pieces are undeniably Thorpe as most, if not all, have her trademark signature.
How can you tell Dorothy Thorpe glasses?
Her glassware was typically signed with a large “T” and a smaller “D” and “C”. This logo was often sandblasted into the base of her stemware pieces. When buying vintage Thorpe glassware, the Thorpe logo also can be found on stickers that marked her pieces at the time.