This is an update to the post about searching for a martini glass that suits my personality better than a plain long stemmed V.
Alert the media – a decision has been made and a purchase completed. I’m going to show it to you, but I want you to take a deep breath – maybe get up and walk away for a bit – before you pass judgment. Because it’s … sort of non-traditional.Also, there was only one available so I didn’t have the opportunity to buy multiple multiples, which I totally would have even though I only needed one.
Let me describe it to you first:
- it’s glass, not crystal
- it’s molded, not blown or cut
- the design is fussy, not simple
- it’s colorful, not clear
- it’s not even a cocktail glass
- or a wine glass
- or a sherry glass
I couldn’t help it – it was just like when MIchael Corleone was hit with the thunderbolt when he saw Appolonia. He just knew it was right. And that’s how it was with me and the glass. And it does have the most important characteristics that I was after:
- it’s short
- it holds a small volume
- it’s vintage
Can you picture it?
Ok. Here it is:
Isn’t it swell?
It’s an Indiana Glass Kings Clear Crown Blue Flash Sherbet Dish, a rare color, so I’m told. Looks like a good match for a bottle of Bombay Sapphire, doesn’t it? The size is 3 1/8″ tall x 3 5/8″ wide. The eBay auction didn’t list the volume, but I’m guessing from the dimensions and the bowl-to-base ratio that it’s 5-ish ounces.
It was love at first sight.