Etched Cordial glasses, Czech?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by beache, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. beache

    beache Member

    I bought these glasses at a tag sale many years ago. I believe the woman was Czech and she told me these glasses came from there. They are 6 1/8 inches tall.

    Can anyone identify age, country, maker? cordial 1.jpg cordial 2.jpg cordial 3.jpg cordial 4.jpg
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  2. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    Stemware is designated by the size of the drink it will hold. A cordial is about an ounce.
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  3. beache

    beache Member

    Oh ok. I don't know much about any glassware! Maybe it's for wine then. It holds about 4 oz
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  4. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    I have a collection of about ten sets of cordials and I concur - too big!
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  5. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    the engraving lines and swings are so unsteady that I believe it's done by an amateur.
  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    In an earlier time that would have been the water glass.
    Today it is a wine glass.

    Think it was somewhere in the late 1980s or 1990s that wine glasses started to get really large compared to what they used to be.
  7. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    They sell more wine that way.
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  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    People also get sloshed a little more.
  9. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    That looks like a needle etch to me. The glass is coated with a resist. The resist is thn removed with a needle to create the the design. Not something armatures would do.
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  10. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    I was wondering about that, too, Yes, needle etched, mid to 3/4 of the 20th century, resurrected an old technique. Good Call, George.
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