Crystal Piece Types
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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.
Our Piece Code: GL
Low goblets resemble traditional water goblets and feature a shorter stem.
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.
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.
Our Piece Code: SL
Low sherbets are generally used to serve scoops of ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet. They feature a short stem and shallow bowl that resembles the sherbet/champagne 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.
Our Piece Code: WBA
Balloon wine glasses feature an oversized bowl and are great for adding extra spirit to a party!
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.
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.
Our Piece Code: CDEC
Decanters are is used to store wines and liquors. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used as decorative accents on any table.