Libbey Tablescape Celebrates Famous Punch Bowl


Art in Food Tablescape Design Mixes Libbey Vintage and Contemporary Glassware

Libbey Tablescape Celebrates Famous Punch BowlThe legendary Libbey® Punch Bowl inspired an intimate tablescape by Libbey Inc. at the Toledo Museum of Art’s “Art in Food” exhibit October 21–30. The tablescape featured an artistic mix of Libbey’s most elegant vintage and newest glassware alongside its dinnerware and flatware. The tablescape celebrated the love story of founder, Edward Drummond Libbey, and his wife, Florence Scott Libbey. Mr. Libbey, a founder of the museum, was a major benefactor along with his wife.

Libbey Tablescape Celebrates Famous Punch Bowl
Libbey Punch Bowl on display at the Toledo Museum of Art inspired “Sweethearts Dinner” tablescape

The display vignette, titled “Sweethearts’ Dinner,” captured the love story of the Libbeys using Renaissance and Prism glassware from the Master’s Reserve® collection, Syracuse® China and vintage pieces. The mix of soft colors and metallics paid homage to the “Florence Rose,” a design feature inspired by Mrs. Libbey’s love of pink roses. The Florence Rose sits in the center circle of the Libbey Punch Bowl and was frequently embedded in many of the company’s legacy glassware designs.

Libbey Tablescape Celebrates Famous Punch Bowl
Elegant “Sweethearts’ Dinner” tablescape features modern and vintage Libbey glassware

The Libbey Punch Bowl was unveiled at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and has been part of the museum’s collection since 1946. It has come to symbolize the craftsmanship, beauty and ingenuity of American enterprise. “Sweethearts’ Dinner” also celebrates Libbey’s place as one of the largest tableware suppliers in the world, providing a palette for the creations of chefs, sommeliers, cicerones and bartenders alike.

About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, Libbey Inc. is one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. Libbey Inc. operates manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands. In existence since 1818, the company supplies tabletop products to retail, foodservice and B2B customers in over 100 countries. Libbey’s global brand portfolio, in addition to its namesake brand, includes Crisa, Royal Leerdam, Syracuse China and World Tableware International. In 2014, Libbey Inc.’s net sales totaled $852.5 million. Additional information is available at