Ever since I first came to New Orleans, I loved a shop called Lucullus. It sells antique dinnerware and glassware, and some small antique furnishings. It's mostly French, and all gorgeous.
|Antique glassware from Lucullus|
|My La Rochere Perigord glasses - I think they have that 18th century look|
As the years went by I would always be attracted by antique wine glasses, but I never started collecting them. They were always expensive.
|Set of eight exceptional French Empire period hand blown champagne flutes with broad and fine fluted cutwork, $1600.00. Measure 6 3/4" in height - from Lucullus|
|Assembled set of sixteen fine French Empire period hand blown champagne flutes, $2800.00. Measure approximately 6 3/4" in height - from Lucullus|
|Set of eight 19th century French hand blown champagne flutes with tulip lip, fluted bowls balloon stem, $995.00. Measure 6 3/4" in height - from Lucullus|
So when I discovered Lucullus I was beside myself. Of course the glassware was too costly for me, but I loved to look at it, and would search flea markets, eBay, and second hand stores for glasses that reminded me of the antique glassware.
|Set of ten 19th century French hand blown wine glasses, with mirabeau stem, circa 1840, $1800.00. Measure 5 3/4" in height - from Lucullus - These really look a lot like the La Rochere shapes|
|La Rochere Perigord wine glasses looks very19th century down to the mirabeau stem - Set of six $40. at Overstock|
|Blogger and designer Katiedid set her table with La Rochere wine glasses|
After many years of trying to find reproduction glassware, I finally have settled on La Rochere. Many of you know this glass ware line.
|Assembled set of six 19th century French hand blown absinthe glasses with cut panels on bowl and mirabeau stem, circa 1860, $745.00. Measure approximately 6 1/4" in height - from Lucullus|
|Good looking set of 12 La Rochere Absinthe glasses with Absinthe spoons $98. - I so want these - They would be perfect for aperitifs - Get them at Overstock|
The glass making company of La Rochère, in France’s Franche-Comté, traces its history back to 1475, when “gentleman glass-maker” Simon de Thysac founded a glass works that supplied the needs of locals in this rural area located between Champagne and Alsace. The company is still making glassware today, and many of the forms are in the style of the 18th and 19th century.
|Set of nine French Art Deco blown and molded glass timbales, circa 1930, $495- from Lucullus|
|The La Rochere Versailless tumbler has a great antique timbale look|
I have the La Rochere Bee and Eiffel Tower wine glasses, and recently bought a set of six Perigord champagne flutes. We use them everyday for aperitif size drinks, and I think the shape design resembles antique glasses that are much more costly.
How many of you have La Rochere glassware? Don't you love it!
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