Saturday, September 22, 2007

What's in a glass?

Antique glass, that is. I love antique glasses, and have a small collection (about 15) that I've had for a long time. When Corey (of tongue in cheek) displayed her glasses, I was amazed at the similarities and told her I would show some of mine.


I believe this is called a "porter", but I'm not sure. (18th C.)


A sherry glass


A trompe-l'oeil bistro glass (early 19th c) It has a false bottom that gives the impression there's more wine in it! I have a pair of these.




This glass is one of a pair; they are not quite the same size since they were made by hand. (Late 18th century)






And this one is 21st century!! Made in France, quite heavy, and I use it a lot for wine, even though it's a champagne glass.

10 comments:

  1. My glasses toast yours!

    I have some of the exact ones, they could be partners!

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  2. So lovely - I have similar ones, including 18th-century and one 17th-century American wine glass. xo

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  3. I love old glasses too - however, I don't have any as old as yours..I sometimes use mine as tea light holders. I do have a gorgeous set of glasses that were once peanut butter jars from the 1950's - all painted with Australian animals - that is how they came - and when empty & washed they became drinking glasses - I am lucky my mum saved them! I must share them oneday.

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  4. I love seeing your beautiful vintage glasses. I bet they could tell a story or two!

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  5. Let's toast to such gorgeous glassware! BTW: I lovved your watercolor collage from the other post!

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  6. Fabulous glassware. I would have guessed that the last was a soda fountain glass. It's crying to be filled with and ice cream sundae.

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  7. I love his post, isn't it amazing how wonderful a simple clear drinking glass can be. These are marvelous especially the very old ones! Just imagine who could have drank from them...
    Sandra Evertson

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  8. These are so beautiful but so elegant in their simplicity. You have such excellent taste Colette! Do you use them? I agree, Corey's are very similar. She is another lady who has such great style! Hope you had a nice weekend. xxxooo

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  9. such a lovely post - just came - from Corey's post with similar glasses and my David is talking about bringing out the glasses...

    oh yes dear - please do...

    xox - eb.

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  10. The last one is the same as my mother's champagne glasses, old ones; you're collection is so nice!

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