Crystal Piece Types

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Water Goblet
Our Piece Code: G

Water goblets along with wine glasses, make up the simplest crystal place setting. The water goblet is generally larger than the wine glass and is placed to the right of the dinner plate.

Iced Tea
Our Piece Code: T
Iced teas are often called iced beverage glasses. This glass can be used to serve a variety of beverages including iced tea, soft drinks, and juices. The bowl is deep and easily accommodates straws and ice tea spoons. Iced tea glasses can also be used to serve frozen drinks, like daiquiris and margaritas.

Juice Glass (Flat)
Our Piece Code: JFL

Flat juice glasses feature a smooth bottom that does not have a foot or stem. The pieces are used to serve smaller quantities of juice.

Juice Glass (Footed)
Our Piece Code: J

Footed juice glasses like the flat juice glass, are generally used to serve smaller portions of juice. Footed juice glasses generally feature a short stem and a small foot.

Fluted Champagne
Our Piece Code: SFL
Fluted champagne glasses are a relatively new stem. Its popularity soared during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The tall bowl is perfect for helping champagne retain its natural fizz.

Champagne/Tall Sherbet
Our Piece Code: S

Sherbet/champagnes feature short stems and shallow bowls. These pieces are often called saucer champagnes. The sherbet/champagne reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. It was later discovered that the taller and more slender bowls of champagne flutes were better at helping champagne to retain its bubbles.

Wine Glass
Our Piece Code: W

Wine glasses are most commonly used with water goblets. Like the water goblet, the wine glass is placed to the upper right of the dinner plate. The wine glass is generally placed closer to the guest than the water goblet. The wine glass can be used to serve a variety of red, white, and spritzer wines.

Claret Wine
Our Piece Code: CLA

Claret wines are often called large red wines. The claret wine is used to serve a variety of red wines, including Bordeaux and Cabernet.

Wine Hock
Our Piece Code: WHOC
Wine hocks feature a tall stem and are used to serve wines that are produced along the Rhine River in Germany.

Balloon Wine
Our Piece Code: WBA
Balloon wine glasses feature an oversized bowl and are great for adding extra spirit to a party!

Cordial Glass
Our Piece Code: COR

Cordials are generally the smallest stem in a crystal collection. The glasses are used to serve cordial cocktails including very sweet liqueurs. Many of our customers collect these pieces.

Sherry Glass
Our Piece Code: CSY

Sherry glasses are used to serve sherry, layered shooters, and port wines. This piece comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Liquor Cocktail
Our Piece Code: LC
Liquor cocktails are small stemmed glasses used to serve cocktails that are predominately liquor. Because of the small bowl, these pieces are not often used to serve drinks that are made from large amounts of mixer.

Oyster Cocktail
Our Piece Code: OC
Oyster Cocktails resemble the sherbet/champagne glass and feature a shallow bowl and short stem. The oyster cocktail is used for oyster shooters and can be used for serving sauces.

Double Old Fashioned
Our Piece Code: DOLD

The big brother to the old fashioned glass, double old fashioneds are typically around 4-inches tall and can hold roughly twice as much liquid (12 to 16 ounces) as an old fashioned.

Highball Glass
Our Piece Code: CHB

The highball glass is a taller tumbler typically used for mixed drinks and cocktails. A favorite of bartenders, highball glasses fit perfectly in a metal shaker so are great for both blending and serving any drink that uses plenty of mixer or soda.

Old Fashioned
Our Piece Code: COLD

Essential for every bar, the old fashioned glass is a tumbler-type piece with a wide rim and similarly wide base, commonly used for serving whisky and cocktails - neat or with ice. The wide opening and sturdiness of this glass is useful for drink recipes that call for muddled ingredients. Old fashioned glasses are typically around 3 ½-inches tall and can hold between 6 to 10 ounces.

Martini Glass
Our Piece Code: MAR

Dating from the late 1800s, the martini glass was created to accommodate chilled but ice-free drinks that need distance from the drinker’s hand in order to stay cold. A form-meets-function design, the wide rim helps gin and other aromatic alcohols “open up” and the slanted side provides support for a skewer of olives, cocktail onions, or other garnishes.

Tumbler (Flat)
Our Piece Code: CTUM
Flat tumblers like footed tumblers, can be used to serve a variety of fruit juices, teas, and chilled drinks. Unlike the footed tumbler, this piece does not feature a foot or a stem.

Brandy Glass
Our Piece Code: CBG

A brandy glass or snifter is a short-stemmed glass with a narrow opening and wider bottom, used for brandy, whisky, bourbon, and some styles of beer. While most stemware is designed to keep the drinker’s hand away from the drink, brandy glasses are designed to be cupped in the hand to warm the drink inside

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