Rare Mid-Century Modern Highball Glasses, Gold, Pink, Mid Century, Gay Fad x 4
Set of (4) vintage highball glasses each signed "Gay Fad" in gold script. Each glass has a series of caricature drawings depicting liquor bottles in gold and an orange-pink shade. Tiny tags in gold dangle from each reading "Chablis", "Cheers", "Chianti" and "Gin". Heavy concave glass base.
Condition: Excellent. These glasses appear to have never been used.
There is another set of 4 available to purchase as well.
Here is a bit if history on Gay Fad Studios and the originator , designer Fran Taylor's Gay Fad Studios was a world-renowned Mid-Century cocktail glassware and barware design company from 1938-1945. Many pieces in her collection were hand decorated which created very high demand during the Mid-Century cocktail experience.
Measurements: 5.5" tall, 2.25" in diameter
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Fran Taylor started Gay Fad Studios in 1939 with a personal investment of $30. Her immediate success painting metal wastepaper baskets started her meteoric rise. In 1945, Taylor moved the company from Michigan to Lancaster, Ohio. It was here that she blazed a pioneering trail in midcentury glassware and shattered norms one glass at a time.
Throughout the years, Gay Fad Studios developed multiple methods to decorate glassware with brilliant accuracy and durability. And with each piece, Taylor strived to make art accessible through every day, functional items. Gay Fad Studios closed 60 years ago in 1962, but its spirit lived on.
Taylor's last wish was to create a space that would encourage creativity within everyone. Little did she know her idea was boundless, unrestricted by time, and that her story would endure to inspire a new generation.
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