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RESERVED FOR JEANNE--All-In-One Hors d'oeuvres Set--6 Pcs. of Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band Glass, Dansk Tray (Quistgaard), Danish Modern

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If you're looking for a swanky (decidedly Danish Modern) way to serve guests at your next "Mad Men" party, then look no further. This versatile, all-in-one hors d'oeuvres set includes pieces by two of the most collectible names in mid century serving ware -- Dorothy Thorpe and Dansk by Jens Quistgaard -- and includes everything you'll need to serve anything you can imagine, from salad to Swedish meatballs.

In this arrangement, you get:

-- LARGE AUTHENTIC DOROTHY THORPE SILVER BAND FLARED-DESIGN BOWL -- This generously proportioned flared-rim bowl by the iconic Dorothy Thorpe -- whose Silver Band line of glassware (as seen here) has been immortalized by AMC's hit series, "Mad Men" -- is really versatile at 10-1/8" in diameter x 4-3/4" high. The 1/14" hand painted sterling silver band is in wonderful condition, with only the most minor areas of wear around the inner rim. No chips or nicks to report.

-- 4 AUTHENTIC DOROTHY THORPE SILVER BAND FOOTED SNACK/CONDIMENT BOWLS -- Each of these clever little snack bowls is footed for stability and measures 4-3/4" in diameter x 2" high. Inside and out, the1/2"-wide hand painted sterling silver bands are in good vintage condition, with only minor wear around the lip. (See photos for closeup)

-- AUTHENTIC DOROTHY THORPE SILVER BAND LARGE SHOT GLASS -- I've re-purposed this large (3" high x 2-3/4" in diameter) Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band shot glass to store/display the 8 short-handle cocktail forks included in this set. The shot glass features a 3/4"-wide hand painted band, which is in good vintage condition; only the inner rim bears some hairline-width silver loss. (See photo)

-- VINTAGE DANSK LARGE TEAK OVAL SERVING TRAY; DESIGNED BY JENS QUISTGAARD -- This large, oval serving tray is the work of renowned Danish industrial designer Jens Quistgaard, circa 1970, for Dansk. Quistgaard's designs designs have been at the Louvre in Paris and at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) and the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), among many others.

Use this handsome tray to accommodate the four Dorothy Thorpe bowls, as shown; or, use it alone to serve bread, cheese or fruit.

This piece measures 22: long x 10" wide and is in like-new condition -- no knife-cut marks or splitting of the wood. I've treated this piece with Orange-Glo to ensure it has luster. It features a maker's stamp on the back that reads: "DANSK/International Designs Ltd./Malaysia/IHQ."

-- DANISH MODERN VINTAGE TIDBIT TRAY; FEATURES TEAK BASE, 2 SMOKE-GRAY ACRYLIC INSERTS AND STAINLESS STEEL FORKS -- This extremely stylish little tidbit tray is a perfect way to serve cheese, or to hold cherries and olives for mixed drinks. It features a teak base, two smoke-gray acrylic inserts and two stainless steel forks/spears. Grooves are custom-cut into each side to accommodate the forks. Each stainless steel fork is stamped "Denmark 18-8." This piece measures 9-1/2" long x 5-3/4" wide. It's in amazing vintage condition; likely unused.

-- 4 WOOD-HANDLED STAINLESS STEEL COCKTAIL SPEARS (LONG) -- Each of these four 11" stainless steel cocktail spears is stamped "Stainless Steel Japan." I don't think these were fondue forks, per se, as they don't have the typical multicolored plastic handle tips, and their fork/spear ends area unique triton-like shape. I've treated the wood handles with Orange-Glo to replenish some of their original luster.

-- 8 COORDINATING VINTAGE WOOD-HANDLED SHORT COCKTAIL FORKS -- Each measures 3" long and is stamped "Stainless Steel Japan." The wood handles are held securely in place by two stainless steel "rivets." In this set, these are a small touch (literally), but they're big on style.

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A NOTE ABOUT DOROTHY THORPE SILVER BAND GLASS: With more than 120 pieces of authentic Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band glassware in my collection, I consider myself a bit of a Thorpe-aholic. I've spent countless hours researching her pieces, process and history; explaining to estate sale reps what they have on their hands; and many evenings in yellow dishwashing gloves Tarn-Xing the beloved silver bands on my collection. Collectively, it's a prized possession. To say I'm passionate about this line is, oh, putting it mildly.

I tell you this for a reason: If my descriptions seem a little wordy, it's because I want the new owner to know *without a doubt* that the tumblers, shot glass and all the bowls -- large and small -- in this arrangement are 100% authentic Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band.

Because I'm such an admirer, it's the only glassware I collect. And, I only sell the pieces I have more than 8 of (or, if they're larger pieces -- serving bowls, pitchers, etc. -- that are duplicates of ones I already have).

It bums me out that many, many pieces of glassware are erroneously sold -- and priced -- as Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band pieces. But, once you've held the real thing in your hand, with its satiny (not high-shine metallic) silver finish, you'll forever be able to spot the real deal.

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All the pieces in my shop are cleaned with soap/water; Tarn-X for gold/silver; and Orange-Glo and/or Min-Wax for wood. I take pride in my items arriving at your door ready to use or display.

A NOTE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Yes, I will/have/can. Frequently, in fact. Just convo me and I'll get a quote for you.

RESERVED FOR JEANNE--All-In-One Hors d'oeuvres Set--6 Pcs. of Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band Glass, Dansk Tray (Quistgaard), Danish Modern

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: teak, rosewood, stainless steel, sterling silver, brushed silver, glass, acrylic
  • Only ships to United States from Arizona, United States.
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