Famous for their recent appearances in Don Draper’s office on Mad Men, these Dorothy Thorpe style roly poly glasses, are a mid century modern barware essential. Although identical in shape and similar in style, Dorothy Thorpe glasses have banded silver. tops. She did not design roly poly glasses with a silver fade or ombre design. These glasses are made by Vitreon Queen’s Lustreware in the same era, between the 60s and 70s, in Brooklyn, New York.
The fade on these glasses is gorgeous and nearly impossible to capture in photographs. You really can’t tell where the silver coloration ends, as it transitions so seamlessly into the glass. These glasses perfectly capture the timeless elegance of mid century style, which continues to make Eames era décor relevant in design today. They could have flawlessly accented Julianne Moore’s luxuriously decorated Los Angeles home in A Single Man.
This set comes with 8 – 8 ounce glasses in nearly perfect vintage condition, with no visible chips, scratches, or cracks. The original chrome tray, with it’s clean geometric lines, is also included to display the glasses.
The tray measures 15.5″ × 8.5″ and is 4.5" high from bottom to the top of the glasses.
These fantastic roly poly glasses would be a wonderful addition to your modern mid century Eames era décor.