Libbey Glass (USA) 'Merry-Go-Round' Highball Glasses (set x4) *RARE FIND*
Libbey Glass hails originally from Massachusetts, home of the New England Glass Company which was founded in 1818. In 1888, Edward Drummond Libbey, son of the first corporate owner, William, moved the company to Ohio. The Northwest Ohio area offered abundant natural gas resources and access to large deposits of high quality sand.
In 1892, the name was changed to The Libbey Glass Company. Libbey and Ohio were a match made in heaven and thus the glass city was born.
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What a fabulous and rare find here in Australia.
Produced in 1953, these fun carousel glasses were part of the 'Merry-Go-Round' collection; a series of fun patterns in their tall highball glassware range. Exceptionally fun designs with a series of animals.
We have four glasses here all in great to excellent vintage condition. Very little surface wear, no chips or cracks. Each glass measures approx 18cm tall and 6cm diameter.
Included in the set is a leopard, deer, lion and tiger.
A truly sensational set and a MUST for any lover of vintage 1950s gems!