William Archibald Welden
William Archibald Welden was Director of Design for the Revere Copper and Brass Company in Rome, NY during the 1930s. His designs for Revere are first seen in 1937. Among his more famous designs were two outstanding Art Deco cocktail shakers, the Empire and the Zephyr with matching cups, which could be paired up with existing serving trays. The sets were made of chrome plated brass with either red, yellow or green Bakelite accents.
Revere EMPIRE Cocktail Cups by William Archibald Welden Chrome + Yellow Bakelite
Rare Set of 6 Bakelite Footed Revere Cocktail Cups
Great set of six (6) Revere chrome with yellow Bakelite EMPIRE cocktail cups by William Archibald Welden. Produced by the REVERE Copper and Brass Company, 1938, and designed by their Director of Design, William Archibald Welden. These Bakelite footed cocktail cups were used in a number of the Revere Copper & Brass Company's cocktail sets. These would go great with either the Empire or Zephyr cocktail shaker set. Cocktail cups appear to be unused with only very small signs of age and storage. Chrome is bright and has no corrosion. Yellow Bakelite bases are free of cracks or chips and retain the factory gloss. Each footed cup measures approximately: 3.25" high x 2.80" diameter