Cheers to 2014!

Champagne glass cropped 96 dpi FOR EMMA

As we ring in 2014 with toasts to the exciting work in the year ahead, here is an example of what the Drayton family was using for their champagne toasts in the 1880s. The Drayton Hall museum collection contains a wonderful, late nineteenth-century collection of champagne glasses, punch cups, tumblers and finger bowls, all made by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company from 1880-1887. The Boston and Sandwich Glass Company was located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and employed skilled glassblowers from England and Ireland. This set of glassware is of the “Roman Key and Star” pattern with an etched double-banded key pattern near the rim and a field of stars cut on the bowl. Gift of Mr. Charles H. Drayton III.

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