Dating antique wine glasses

Champagne magnum, Jeroboam and a Methuselah of Champagne.

In wine-tasting circles, the glass is almost as important to the experience as the vino poured into it.

This list primarily includes marks that represent the actual glass company that made the container.

Many marks are encountered that indicate the company whose product was contained within it, or are trademarks (“brand names”) that give no indication of who actually made the glass, and those are (with quite a few exceptions) , not included in my list.

The well-appointed 18th-century American household was furnished for the most part with products made in America.

And do we really benefit from having one glass for Burgundy and another for Bordeaux?Bohemian glass is an ornate overlay or flashed glass made during the Victorian era.It has been reproduced in Bohemia, which is now a part of the Czech Republic.Hopefully this database will be of some help to those who are attempting to assign an approximate date range to a particular bottle, assuming it carries an identifiable glass manufacturer’s mark. Co.” Also, the abbreviation “Co” (Company) sometimes may be found embossed with either an upper- or lower-case “O” on various bottles made by the same a glass manufacturer’s mark and so may not be listed here. Many bottles carry only a number (or numbers) on the base.

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