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    Posted 2 years ago

    VioletOrange
    (124 items)

    In 1931, Libbey Glass launched an art glassware line designed by a former Tiffany executive, Douglas Nash. Introduced during the Great Depression, this upscale Libbey Nash series closed after less than two years in production.

    One of the lines in this series was the Libbey Nash Silhouette Line. This line was stemware with frosted, black, opalescent (moonstone) & amber/red (VERY rare) animals comprising the stems. Ten different figures can be found on eleven types/shapes of glassware: e.g. goblet, a cat; claret, a bear; cocktail, a kangaroo; sherry, a monkey; cordial, a greyhound: compote, a giraffe; both a sherbet & a vase, a rabbit/hare; champagne, a squirrel; candlestick, a camel; center bowl, an elephant.

    The kangaroo, monkey & greyhound are the most easily found while the elephant bowl and the giraffe compote are the rarest and very, very hard to find/afford. Some pieces can be found with the etched “Libbey” in a circle mark. Heights range from 2.5” (rabbit/hare sherbet) to 7.5” (cat) to 10.0" (rabbit/hare vase)

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      The animal shapes are just beautiful!
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      Just 'darling'.....all of them! Interesting info also on a little known corner of American glass, for me at least!
    3. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 2 years ago
      Thank you Newfld & sklo42
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
      stunning!!!
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      These are just so wonderful and glad to see you have a set of these beauties !~
    6. dcepero, 1 year ago
      Hello. my name is Dawn Cepero and I have 20 Libbey Nash Silhouette Opalescent Stem Glass Vintage from the 1930s I am looking to sell, I have 6 water glasses, 2 whiskey sour, 4 champagne, 4 liquers, 3 cordials, and one taller cordial (there are different animals on each) rabbit on champagne, wildcat on water glasses, bear on taller cordial, antelope on whiskey sour, monkey on cordial and cat on liquor.

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