Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Exquisite Glassware

Over the weekend we had an opportunity to view some amazing Champagne flutes. Delicate wisps of glass so intricate they look as if they could break if you set them down too hard.
These flutes were found in a warehouse in East Germany, near the West German border in the 1980's. What makes the find even more remarkable is that the warehouse was in operation only from 1890 to 1920. This means they survived two world wars and the Communist takeover of East Germany...all in a box.
European antique glass experts have verified their authenticity, confirming they were stone cut. To accomplish this type of special glass fabrication you would need two highly skilled people working simultaneously on each one.
Think of the stories they could tell.

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