"Caribbean" shape punch set with red handles (tray)


Duncan & Miller Glass Co. ( American, 1865 - 1955 )

designed 1936
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General Description

When introduced in 1936, Caribbean benefited from inclusion in a national advertising campaign launched by Duncan & Miller that year. Images of this punch set appeared in magazines such as the New Yorker and American Home along with the slogan, "Picture this lovely Duncan Glass from you - among the Bride's gifts." The Caribbean line was in production until 1955 and included a wide variety of forms available in clear or light blue glass. Punch cups and ladles were made with colorless, red, blue, or amber handles.

Excerpt from

Charles L. Venable, Ellen P. Denker, Katherine C. Grier, Stephen G. Harrison, China and Glass in America, 1880-1980: From Tabletop to TV Tray (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 423, cat. 11.