Posted 4 years ago
I purchased this glass in Miami, where I was living in 2003 and 2004, then brought it to Madrid via Dublin (where I stayed for three months) when I came back home in 2004. I think I got it at a second hand store in West Dixie Highway (probably at the mall by NE147 street… at least I remember it was close to Southern Memorial Park) or at a small shop somewhere just off north Miami Shores… I wish I could remember… I used to walk all around the Miami area, no matter how posh or trash (and I sure was the only walker, you can bet on it!) and found a lot of interesting little stores.
I didn’t know what this glass was, but I loved the shape and the silver band. I do remember I got it for 50 cents!
The first time I found out about Dorothy Thorpe was here at CW as some of you posted one of her designs here, and that’s when I thought of my Miami champagne glass (well, it seems now it’s a compote), kept in storage under my bed for years….
By the way, the portrait of Dorothy Thorpe was taken by Max Munn Autrey in 1938.