Annieglass ~ Roman Antique Dinnerware
Annieglass’s Antique Roman Collection is what shot Annie Morhauser to stardom. The thick glass has a wide rim of gold that is fused directly into the glass, making this piece durable as well as timeless. This collection mixes beautifully with the ruffle Annieglass, vintage China, and even pottery pieces.
Salad Plate ~ 8″ in diameter
Dinner Plate ~ 10″ in diameter
Annieglass founder, Annie Morhauser, fell in love with the beauty of glass when she first saw it being blown on the beach over 30 years ago. She graduated from the California College of the Arts with training in a range of glass techniques, but it was developing her own “slumping” process in the ‘80s that marked the beginning of Annieglass.
Annieglass’s original tour de force was a piece called “Roman Antique,” a plate of thick glass with a widely painted rim of pure gold. She took it to a trade show in 1983 and astounded the country’s leading retailers with this entirely new look in dinnerware-today, “Roman Antique” is an oft-imitated industry icon that has been used at leading hotels and restaurants such as the Bellagio Hotel, The Four Seasons, and the Waldorf Astoria; and has been featured in the private collections of contemporary luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Aguilera, and John Grisham.
In 2006 the Smithsonian American Art Museum honored Annieglass by selecting two sculptural pieces as part of its permanent collection.