Pair of Vintage La Paglia International Sterling Silver Cordials, MINT CONDITION
Provenance: These cordials have been in my personal estate collection for over 55 years. Gifted to me in 1966 as a matched pair, they were never used and have been stored for decades in anti-tarnish felt bags. Description: Made by Georg Jensen USA and designed by Alphonse LaPaglia who left the Denmark Jensen factory in 1940 when it was closed during WWII and he came to New York where he joined the firm of Frederick Lunning. In 1852 he moved his own workshop to Meriden, Connecticut where he established a working relationship with the International Silver Company and formed International Sterling Craft Associates. There, with just a handful of assistants, he created modernist Danish inspired holloware and jewelry that was also retailed by International. Examples of the finest craftsmanship, these cordials have a gorgeous and unusual design that terminates with a floral leaf open-work design at the base. They are ideal for serving myriad spirits: apperitifs, liquers, brandy, cognac, or even tequilla shots and are also perfect for toasting at all festive occasions. The pair would make a wonderful present --- especially for an engagement, wedding or anniversary since the forget-me-nots blossom and leaf motif imbues them with an added sentiment. Plus the fact that they are in mint condition adds to their desirability! Measurements: 3" H, 1.25" D (top), 1 D (base), 52 grms weight each (T 104 grms). Other: If you desire a small serving tray, do inquire as I have a collection of Reed & Barton, Gorham and fine Sheffield available also in mint condition from which to choose and will be happy to provide photos. Cordials will arrive after being re-hand polished to a beautiful reflective mirror finish patina. I've done the labor so they are ready to use upon unpacking or to wrap up for a gift. So please review description details, carefully scrutinize photos, and zoom in on all views. All inquiries are welcome and I will respond within 24 hours. Also that they've gotten a bargain as compared to any other Sellers' listings --- especially the Big Vendors who specialize in "replacements". Please see rave reviews from Buyers of my other vintage and antique pieces.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "mor464931" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Age: 1960s
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Brand: International Silver