The person who sold me these fabulous glasses seemed to think they were Kimiko barware, but personally I’m not completely convinced. Kimiko produced some fabulous silver glasses, but their style was completely different – far more ornate. Whereas these glasses, while quite busy, are at the same time very simple in their geometric design – isn’t that paper aeroplane pattern just wonderful? The gentleman did give them a bit of provenance though – their condition is so immaculate that I was worried that they might be new (although the quality is far better than most of the glassware you see today) – but he assured me that they came out of the display cabinet of an old couple who were downsizing, likely a wedding gift from the 1960s that hasn’t been touched since! I paid a lot for the set because it’s quite unlike any set of glasses that I’ve seen before – that pattern really is super cool – and because of the condition, which is near perfect. Also, I love the shape of that martini pitcher – it’s not very large, in fact it’s quite small, but it’s so beautiful that it could be the size of a thimble and I don’t think I’d be too bothered!
P.S. This vintage cocktail set is the closest thing I could find to today’s glasses and pitcher – the pattern’s not similar, but they share a certain restraint in their design….
Dimensions: Pitcher – 18cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter; Glasses – 11cm tall x 6.5cm in diameter