Tumblers, Mt Washington “Pansies” by Pasinski, Set of 6, Vintage, SOLD

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Vintage Pansies Drinking Glasses,  Mt Washington Glass Works – SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION & CONDITION

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  • Pattern:  Stained Glass Pansies
  • Made in: Mt Washington Glass Works
  • Vintage: circa 1950’s – 1960’s
  • Details:  These are gorgeous glasses made by Mt. Washington Glass Works and designed by Irene Pasinski.  This is a wonderful example of Pasinski’s work on glass, which she has many, she designed some of the era’s most sought after glassware.   These glasses have colorful pansies in Red, Yellow and Blue with purple centers and green leaves.  There is also a tiny red ladybug on a bottom leaf.   Hand Washing please, do not put them in the dishwasher.  These glasses will need a lot of packaging to get to you safely, please note our price includes shipping fees, no surprises at check-out.   The way these glasses were made they really look like stained glass!!  
  • Materials:  Glass 
  • Dimensions: Each glass is:  5.5 inches Tall, 3 inches in Diameter, holds 10 oz
  • Condition:  Vintage – Used.  Excellent Condition except for one glass that has a tiny chip on the rim.   Otherwise there are no chips, cracks or scratches.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns.  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.  
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Irene Pasinski-Sailer was an extraordinary woman, we realize the following is a bit long, but it deserves to be told.  Born in 1924 in Herron Hill, Pittsburgh, PA, Irene became an industrial designer, Professor at Carnegie Tech, an artist, businesswoman, a Fulbright Scholar, a behind-the-scenes arts leader and an originator of the Three Rivers Regatta.  In 1941, she graduated from Schenley High School and enrolled at what was then Carnegie Institute of Technology, there she received her degree in industrial design. Irene also studied art in France.  In the 1940’s she exhibited her abstract, impressionistic paintings with Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and served as board member and president.  Irene traveled to Germany as a civilian for the Army, commissioned to design china for several of the prestigious German china houses, like Gräflich which had began producing coffee and tea services. They hired Irene and other international artists, their modern contributions to the product lines helped the company rise to international success. While in Germany, Irene met her husband Edmund Pasinski.  Irene returned to Pittsburgh in 1956 and founded “Irene Pasinski Associates”, a consumer product design business.  Her clients were big names like Lenox, the Franklin Mint and General Nutrition.  She also taught in the Department of Pointing and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. During the 1950’s and ’60s, Irene switched to mixed media sculptural and relief forms, and was chosen in 1970 as Kaufmann’s woman-of-the-year in art.  In the 1970’s Edmund passed way and eventually Irene married glass collector, Paul G. Sailer.  In 1976, she represented the USA at an International Design Workshop as a guest of the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Industrial Design Association. Irene ran her design company until 1995 when it was sold and renamed Kolano Design.  Irene also chaired the Pittsburgh Arts Commission for six years and was a big advocate for funding the arts.  She was National Art Chairman for the National Society of Arts and Letters.   She died June 19th 2002 after suffering a stroke which proved to be too debilitating, she had been receiving care in a rehabilitation center.  She was 78.

Mt. Washington Glass Co. was founded by Mr. Deming Jarves in 1837 and was the second oldest operating glasshouse in the U.S.  Mt. Washington Glass was originally located in south Boston, MA.  Mr. Jarves was also associated with the founding of New England Glass Co. in 1818. Additionally, he established the Sandwich Manufacturing Co. between 1824 and 1825. Jarves sold Sandwich Mfg. in 1826 due to lack of capital. Subsequently, it was then renamed the Boston Sandwich Glass Co.  He managed Boston Sandwich Glass Co. until 1858.  Henry Libbey, invested in the company in 1870 and the company name was changed to W. L. Libbey & Company.  In 1871, a stock holding company was formed and incorporated as the Mt. Washington Glass Works.  In the fall of 1885, Mt. Washington introduced Burmese art glass, a translucent, heat reactive glass that gradually shades from yellow at the bottom to salmon pink at the top.  In 1886, Mt. Washington obtained a British Patent  for Burmese glass. The same year on a trip to England, Mr. Shirley presented to Queen Victoria a number of pieces of decorated Burmese ware including a tea set.  Mt. Washington is known for this form of glass, but they’re also known for Peach Glow, MOP satin glass, Cameo glass and Coralene.  From 1895 till 1900, Mt. Washington produced a broad line of novelty items such as toothpick holders and salt shakers.  Mt. Washington Glass Company is still producing glass under the Paripoint Crystal Company.

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Weight5.0 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 12 in

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