The Vintage List Champagne Saucers
These Vintage List Champagne Saucers are classic champagne coupes which make a great alternative to a champagne flute. You can use them for cocktails too. Six glasses come in each box.
If you want to elevate the experience of drinking champagne then try these gorgeous vintage list champagne saucers. Inspiration comes from vintage champagne saucers of the 19th and early 20th Century. They are fine crystal and are hand blown and hand-engraved. Two different designs are currently available from us. Firstly a classic design of engraved Stars and secondly the Lens design, a cut band of engraved connecting ovals. These are glasses look exactly like their vintage counterparts however they are dishwasher safe. We have tested them in our dishwasher and they come out sparkling.
Dimensions: 11.5cm tall; 8.5cm wide. Capacity: 140 ml. Made by The Vintage List – Click here to see more of their range
The History of the Champagne Saucer
The legend is that the champagne coupe was moulded from Marie Antoinette’s left breast as she wanted her court to toast her health by drinking from glasses shaped like her bosom. However, some dispute this legend and a little research uncovers that the truth is the glass is actually an English invention from 1663, long before the reign of the French queen. It is one of the first if not the first, glasses invented specifically for drinking Champagne. However, there’s more to this tale.
Other women in history including Madam du Pompadour, Madame du Barry, Empress Josephine (Napolean’s wife), Diane de Poitiers, Helen of Troy have all been thought to have inspired breast-shaped glasses. In fact in, 2008 a champagne saucer taking Claudia Schiffer’s bosom as inspiration was created for Dom Perignon by Karl Lagerfeld. It is a popular idea and it seems that Marie Antoinette’s is not the one and only inspirational bosom.
In the 1930s prohibition-era and in the 1960s, the coupe glass reigned as the choice for sparkling wine. TV series like “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire,” showcase these beautiful old-fashioned glasses allowing them to make a comeback with modern drinkers. Though the Martini glass with its conical shape is sometimes the choice cocktail glass of choice, champagne saucers are now often preferred because they are easier to hold and manoeuvre. Its petite size and rounded design are perfect for holding a drink even when you’re tipsy.
Other Champagne Related Gifts
We design and create original gifts which appeal to any lover of wine, both still and sparkling. If you want to learn more about champagne why not invest in one of our linen union champagne bottle glass cloths which include the names of the different sizes of a champagne bottle and the number of glasses each contains.
“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty.” Lily Bollinger, owner of Bollinger Champagne 1941-1971