- Pattern: 59-W
- Made in: USA by Starlyte, Inc
- Vintage: circa 1970’s
- Details: These are the GENUINE STARLYTE glasses, sometimes incorrectly linked to Libbey. Libbey made a very similar pattern (introduced in 1956), called Golden Foliage. This pattern was so successful many other manufacturers imitated it including Starlyte and Anchor Hocking. On Libbey’s 1968 catalog it states: “This is the genuine Golden Foliage line and its imitators are endless”. According to the Museum of American Glass, Anchor Hocking made the blank glass pieces for Starlyte. Just like Libbey’s, this pattern consists of lovely 22K gold leaves within a frosted band. Side by side comparisons of Libbey and Starlyte patterns reveals slight variations on the leaves and on the stemware, you’ll notice Starlyte has plain stems while Libbey has thicker stems with “bulbs” on the bottom. Even though Libbey introduced the pattern, Starlyte is still the most rare and the most desired of the two.
- Materials: Glass and 22K gold
- Dimensions: Shot glasses are 2 inches in Diameter at the top opening and 1.5 inches in Diameter on the bottom. They are 2.25 inches Tall. The Caddie/Carrier is 8.5 inches Long, 7.5 inches High and 4.5 inches Wide.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. The glasses are in Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks or scratches except for normal wear and use. The caddie is worn and some of the brass has been lost but it is not bent or misshapen in any way. PLEASE SEE PICTURES BEFORE PURCHASING. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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There is very little history on Starlyte Inc. and many attribute this name to Libbey but that is not correct. Starlyte was a company started in New York on September 1, 1970 and were in existence for only a few years. They closed their doors on December 23, 1992. During those years they released at least 8 well known patterns all decorated in 22 karat gold. We could not find any information on why they closed but we did find that their patterns don’t have names, just letters and numbers.