Queen’s Lusterware

Queen’s Lusterware is a mid century modern bar ware essential popular in the 1950's & 1960's.

The rim has a mirror-like silver that gradually fades away as it nears the bottom. This style is referred to as silver ombre.

Vitreon Queen’s lusterware, ltd. was started by Sidney Sigety. His home and business was based in Brooklyn, NY. Queen’s Lusterware’s heyday was in the mid 50’s and 60’s, the same era as Dorothy Thorpe. Queen’s Lusterware features the signature ‘silver fade’ or ‘silver ombre’ effect on glassware.

Lusterware is a type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence, produced by metallic oxides in an overglaze finish, which is given a second firing at a lower temperature in a reduction kiln. It dates back to as early as 3 A.D., when luster was used to paint on glass.