Mid-Century Georges Briard Collins Set in Caddy
Hard–to–find mid-century modern design set of 6 Collins glasses is by decorative artist, Georges Briard. The set nestles in a 1950s atomic-inspired rare glass caddy. Swanky gold, black and white designs spell out some of our favorite spirits.
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We love this set! This hard–to–find mid-century modern design set of 6 Collins glasses is by decorative artist, Georges Briard. The set nestles in an atomic-inspired rare 1950s carrier/caddy. The pattern of alternating rows of framed ovals features gold letters. Each row spells out a type of spirit: row 1 – R Y E, row 2 – S C O T C H, row 3 – B O U R B O N, and row 4 – V O D K A. Super cool, right?! Each glass stands 6-3/4 inches tall and 2-7/8 inches top opening. Each holds a generous 12 oz.
The story behind this glass is the story of Georges Briard, a classic American immigration story. The Soviet Union had taken control of his homeland Ukraine in the 1920s-30s, suppressing both Ukrainian language and culture. The new policies brought famine and starvation to millions of Ukrainians. Fleeing both religious and political persecution, Briard came to the U.S. in 1937 changing his name to Jascha Brojdo. He attended the Chicago Art Institute earning an MFA. When WWII broke out, he served in the U.S. Army on Gen Patton’s staff as a translator — he was fluent in several languages including Russian. After the war, he began painting with his now well-known trademark, Georges Briard, creating his signature elaborate designs for the new and growing home decor market. Georges Briard glassware and trays filled this new niche in America’s golden age of the home bar!
Own this piece of history along with the “Tipsy Tim” glass carrier/caddy by Renal. This unique carrier was made in the 1950s to accommodate different sizes of glasses from Collins to highballs. Its gravity-defying feature means no drops of your special drink will be lost. The caddy is black metal and measures 20 by 8-1/3 inches and sits 4 inches tall without glasses.
This vintage glass has no chips or cracks – glasses are clear and with minor gold wearing.
Set of 7 items.