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1950s Vintage Georges Briard Linen Cocktail Napkins, Set of 6


A set of eight pure linen cocktail napkins, by artist and designer Georges Briard (1917–2005) — a name that has for more than a century been a marker of spectacular and stylish vintage glassware, serveware and other household objects from the Mid-Century Era. 

These cocktail napkins are from the  1960s, a design titled, Can You Navigate?  A graphic pattern showing a sailing ship colored in black and gold on a white ground is surrounded by a black border. Machine stitched hems. The title of the pattern is written in script across the bottom of each napkin. Each napkin shows the Briard signature.


Georges Briard created award-winning designs for items including glasses, trays, coffeepots and dishes in materials like glass, ceramics, metal, wood, and gold-plated serveware. His serveware was especially popular from the 1950s to ’70s. Georges Briard’s designs were found in the homes of the most fashionable hosts of the mid-century. Today, they are highly prized by collectors.

Napkins: 7.25 in. L x 5.5 in. W