Vintage Lenox Coupes… So Pretty!
My friend has a very keen eye and when she saw these gorgeous vintage Lenox cocktail coupes, well, she thought of AudreyWould! Can you see why?
Lenox is an American company and among the best of the best. It is one of the world’s oldest and most respected names in fine china tableware, crystal and gifts. You will find Lenox pieces displayed in museums with many awards attached to its name, and a preferred choice by presidents over the years. Lenox is the couture of table dressing in homes across America and throughout the world!
This particular coupe features a beautifully shaped bowl with a delicate flare to its gold rim. If you flip the coupe over you will find it signed, ‘Lenox USA’ with their logo acid etched into the base.
The detailed stem is octagon cut with sharp, vertical flutes stretching full length.
Notice the stem detail at the top where it meets the coupe bowl, and how it is rounded where it meets the base.
The stem is crafted like a very simplified Ionic column, with only partial scrolls atop the 8 flutes.
Did you know there are three column styles, the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian? Once you are familiar with them, you will begin to see similarities in the endless variations of stemware stems. It’s actually kind of fun!
If you look closely at the reflection of the coupe bowl you can see how pretty the top of the stem-work is. *If you’re reading this on your phone, seriously, you need to enlarge your pic in order to appreciate!*
This upside-down perspective really showcases the fine attention to detail in the quality craftsmanship of the stem’s finish.
These coupe bowls are also larger in size. Here you see the Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail in a single cocktail pour.
This classic cocktail fills just half the coupe, and that’s before there’s even been one sip!
We are a fan of the larger bowl, because it makes these coupes very adaptable. Picture them standing in for a decadent dessert dish!
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Photographs by Sheila Zeller for Audrey Would! Please link and credit if you choose to use.