Hollywood Regency Highball Get-Together Set
Exquisite gold bands of French heraldry are featured in this set of 6 highballs and ice bucket. Designed by and signed Vito Bari, this style from the glam days of Hollywood is a statement piece for any home.
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Exquisite gold bands of French heraldry are featured in this set of 6 highballs and ice bucket. Designed by and signed Vito Bari, this brand was manufactured in the USA beginning by the Owens–Illinois Glass Company whose roots go back to the 1930s. The Hollywood Regency style was born in Hollywood’s glamour years in the 30s and 40s noted for its opulence. Notice in the images, the gorgeous blue-aqua color of the reverse design viewed from the inside of the glass. Stunning inside and out! This set has an Art Deco and Mid–Century Modern design feel due to the fact that both styles are cousins in the design family tree. Versatile in style and use, the fleur-de-lis, crowns, and shields made this a true statement piece.
In the history of glass vessels, few have been invented and named for the drink that goes into the glass. The “highball” is one of these rare instances. The drink goes back to the turn of the 18th–century, first as a glass of whiskey, then the addition of ice and soda which was featured in bartender manuals of the early 1900s. The glass becomes essential with the numerous versions of a highball and the rise of this popular and easy-to-make mixed drink in the late 1940s to 60s. Each highball measures 5-1/2 inches tall with a 2-3/4 inch diameter and holds 12 oz.
When ice came to the restaurant and bar, it was a game-changer. The addition of ice and it’s increasing availability in the 1800s fueled the rise of the Golden Age of the American Cocktail during that century. Along with the new ingredient came the need for new accouterment — enter the ice bowl, bucket, and various chipping instruments. This vintage Vito Bari ice container measures 4 inches tall by 6 inches wide. The first clink-clink is the sound you’ll hear as the ice drops into your glass. The second clink-clink is the toast between you and your friends!
This vintage glass is clear and in good condition. Note: Price reflects the minor gold wear on 2 of the glasses and one of these also has a small chip on the side towards the top but not through the lip of the glass. The rim is smooth. Please view all photos as they are part of the description.
Set of 7 items.