This excellent set of three 22-K Gold decorated Culver Glass Mid-Century Highball Tumblers Commemorate Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Hot Air Balloon Capitol of the World! Pictures just can't capture the vibrant beauty of the rich braided bands of 22-Karat gold that frame the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon on the front of the tumbler, and the detailed depiction of the Road Runner on the back. One look and it is easy to see why ornately decorated glassware by Culver has become some of the most sought-after Mid Century barware. Each band is an excellent example of Culver's secret process for layering gold upon gold in distinctive textures creating graceful geometric designs that are classic Culver. The front and back of the tumbler are frosted, with gold-framed symbols of New Mexico intricately done in, of course, gold. The balloon declares "Albuquerque" near the top, and the phrase "Hot Air Capital of the World" is beneath it. "New Mexico" is printed beneath the road runner, the state bird. The balance of the glass has a textured frosted ripple effect, also distinctively recognizable as Culver. It is easy to see why ornately decorated glassware by Culver has become some of the most sought-after Mid Century barware.

Each highball tumbler measures 5-1/2 inches tall and 2-3/4 inches in diameter.

Each is marked ©Culver in gold just above the bottom gold band near the base of the tumbler. This set is from a series that was made by Culver commemorating places and landmarks circa the 1960s.

There is minor wear on the gold, especially within the gold bands, and there are no other condition issues.

Because of the delicate nature of the gold decoration, The Culver Glass Company always recommended washing by hand.


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ITEM ID
22222RL
COLOR
Clear, Gold
STYLE
Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Barware, Tumblers
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Maggie Belle's Memories

Culver Glass 22-Karat Gold Mid-Century Commemorative Albuquerque New Mexico Highball Tumblers - Set of Three

$48

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