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Holmegaard Princess Glasses - Bent Severin
« on: November 11, 2006, 08:45:38 PM »
Good evening :-)  Hubby did his usual yesterday, went out for some shopping (he's the chef in our house) and came back with 7 Holmegaard Princess glasses.  We had a set of 6 Princess sherry glasses a while back (now sold) these however are what I'd call champagne cocktail glasses - not the flutes but the big flat bowl type glasses.  However, in all my web research so far these are being described as sherbets - personally I wouldn't want anyone clunking a metal spoon around these lovely delicate bowls - I can see why people would want to use them for a chocolate mousse for example but I think they're for champagne cocktails and that's how I want to describe them.  What do you reckon?


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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 09:46:12 PM »
Pip, I've always called the flat ones champagne saucers, and there are lots with that name on ebay.  

Coupe or sherbet seem to be US names, not used over here.  Sherbet in my view has a shorter stubbier stem, and is generally chunkier glass.

Don't know what the correct catalogue name would be for these specific glasses though.


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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 10:16:23 PM »
Thanks for that Lynne.  I've done a little more digging and it turns out that there were two sizes of this particular shape and this, I think is where the confusion is happening.  The larger size are slightly taller with a wider bowl and I've found one on a vintage site described as a 'compote' (same as sherbet basically) and the smaller size (which is what I've got) being variously described as either a sherbet or a cocktail glass.  So therefore I think that the large ones are the champagne saucers and the smaller size are simply cocktail glasses (neither of them being sherbets or compotes they're way too delicate).  Unless, of course, anyone else comes along with info to the contrary :-)


 



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