What to Look For in Vintage Glassware
That love extends as well to handblown glass items (but these are often too fragile to easily ship to our customers).
Color tends to be what attracts me first with black and gold, vivid blues, purples, turquoise and brilliant greens and reds among my favorites. Graphics are extremely important too. Designs using plaids, coins, jesters and/or those comprising equestrian scenes and the truly unusual are all special finds. So too is glassware by classic brands such as Georges Briard or Carlo Moretti, to name just two examples.Photography by Way2Finds.
Still to decide to make an actual purchase I want to be able to buy in sets, whether 4, 6, 8 or even more if I’m super lucky. This makes it easier to use when entertaining at home, and of course to offer some of my buys for sale here at Way2Finds.Photography by Way2Finds.
Other buying considerations include the following:
- Condition should be mint or at least very good (although recognize that signs of mild aging can actually add to the appeal); no chips and, if gold, is it in good shape or has too much rubbed off in cleaning?
- Glass thickness – will I, my guest, or you as a buyer like drinking out of it?
- If creating an actual collection, you may want to include highballs and rocks, among other sizes (if unsure what these sizes are here is some information.
- Look for stemware when you can envision a need for them, and add desserts that can make a wonderful table accent
- Likewise ice buckets, shakers and other bar pieces can be great compliments to a glassware collection
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