September 21, 2010

Dorothy "Mad Men" Thorpe Glasses & Holder

Dorothy Thorpe Glassware is featured weekly on Mad Men.  

The main character of AMC’s “Mad Men” drinks from sterling-silver banded glassware that he keeps inside his Manhattan Avenue office. Draper, played by Jon Hamm, is creative director of the fictional Sterling Cooper ad agency in the early 1960s.

The roly-poly crystal glasses Draper sips from were designed by Dorothy Carpenter Thorpe (1904-1989), a Los Angeles-based artist. Thorpe designed other sterling-edged entertaining ware such as cocktail pitchers and cheese domes.

Check out this clip from the "Waldorf Stories" episode. Can you spot the Dorothy Thorpe glasses?

Cheers! University of Chicago, yet again!

Sold 09/25/10

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