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Author Topic: Vintage CULVER Barware  (Read 5630 times)

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Offline Kristine

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Vintage CULVER Barware
« on: November 05, 2005, 06:36:58 PM »
I am so enamoured of that vintage retro barware by CULVER (Culver LTD?) and own a number of sets. I can find so little information about this company...and does anybody know of a any reference book which cites the various CULVER designs and manufacture dates - a collectors book of sorts. ...Also perhaps you can add any clues to my earlier topic "HELP with SC LINE MADE IN ITALY". Thanks to all!

Offline glasswizard

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Vintage CULVER Barware
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005, 09:26:02 AM »
Hi Kristine, The only reference I can find to Culver Ltd. is in Pina's book "Designed and signed 50's 60's glass, ceramics and enamel wares. She shows one picture of a Roly Poly glass and I quote her caption. "Roly poly with version of Briard's forbidden fruit pattern in gold, signed Culver Ltd. Culver had been known for their more Traditional designs on glassware until they collaborated with Georges Briard to produce his gold screened patterns. They then went on to produce other contemporary designs with the Culver lable." end quote.  It is a start and I think you will find that you have selected an area that is just starting to become collectable so the information may be hard to come by, but thats what makes it fun. Happy hunting, Terry

Offline butchiedog

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Vintage CULVER Barware
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 03:13:30 AM »
Hello Kristine,

I'm pretty sure that Culver Ltd didn't manufacture any glass themselves, but were only a decorating firm, who bought their blanks from a number of different glass companies, then decorated and sold them under their own name is all, which is likely why there is so little information to be found on them when looking for them as a glass company.

There were many decorating firms like this, Dorothy Thorpe is another name and I believe Georges Briard also used some other glass companies blanks, but did make all of the slumped glass items they decorated and sold.


Offline chrisesing

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Re: Vintage CULVER Barware
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 01:50:17 PM »

I see your post is older. I also have two sets of Culver sets. One has round gold ovals and the other is called silver lattice work. I do know that there is one reference book and it can be ordered through the west virginia glass museum. I am not sure if you have it or not. I am surprised how large the sets get. My gold oval set has at least 15 different pieces as well as my silver one. This does not include things like cheese boards and the such which I have recently found.


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