In 1955, Libbey came out with new designs in their Continental glassware line designed "for young America." One of these new designs, called Mediterranean, has a mid-century modern fish design in turquoise and silver. The rims are silver, also. We've found 6 different glass shapes, but pilsner glasses were also available. We've been collecting these vintage glasses for several years and have amassed a pretty large collection.
Libbey sold the glassware in boxed in sets of 8 in each type of glass. A set of 8 tumblers cost $3.50 in 1955, while a set of 8 pilsner glasses sold for $5.50.
This design has been reissued, so watch out for reproductions if you want the real thing. Reproductions are frequently sold as vintage glassware. The first 2 photos show the vintage glassware. The photo above shows the new glassware with the same atomic fish design. These glasses are reproductions that we bought at Restoration Hardware several years ago. The differences are quite noticeable when the glasses are side-by-side. The sizes and shapes are different from the older glasses. Another difference between the reproduction and vintage glassware is that the original glasses have silver and turquoise fish, while the new glasses have turquoise and black fish. Also, the rims on the old glasses are silver and the rims on the reissued glasses are not.