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ITEM#: 13265809This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Crafted by hand with traditional techniques, these glasses feature a blue color with attractive conical shape. The hand-blown techniques used to make this set of glasses create tiny bubbles in the glass, making each piece unique.
- Javier and Efren have over thirty years experience in blown glass techniques
- Cobalt blue color
- Attractive conical shape
- Dishwasher safe, top rack recommended
- Set of six (6) glasses
- Each glass measures 5.5 inches high x 3.9 inches in diameter
- Holds 16 ounces
Story Behind the Art:
The artistry of Mexican artisans Javier and Efren has been featured in periodicals ranging from Sunset magazine to the Miami Herald. Since the 1990s, they have worked together to preserve Mexico's blown glass artistry.
Even though the art of blowing glass originally came to Mexico from Spain, it is practiced all over the world, and Mexico's blown glass artistry is unique. Working as a team, Javier specializes in the design of the pieces, and Efren transforms the designs into a reality.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Set Size||Set of 6|
|Care Instruction||Dishwasher Safe Top Rack Only|
|Dimensions||Each: 5.5 inches H x 99 mm Diam.; 16.0 oz.|
|Country of Origin||Mexico|
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I love the look of these glasses but.... I invested in several types of glasses from these artisans and several sets of each of the types. However, I have had 3 glasses out of 6 in this set break for no reason and I've only had them for about a month. They've all broke in the same pattern. They break around the base of the glass. One glass broke when I picked it up off of a shelf. One glass broke when I ran cool water in it to rinse it out after using. One glass didn't actually break but had a bad crack around the base of the glass and up into the side when I picked it up off of a shelf to use. It's so disappointing. They are lovely glasses. And the glass itself is fairly thick. But there is something in the technique being used to create the glasses that is a flaw and makes them vulnerable to stress breakage. I'm a middle-aged person living by myself. No kids. No one being rough on the the glasses. I've been very careful in handling them each time I've used them or cleaned them. Each of these glasses had probably only been used a couple of times when they broke. I did wash them on the top shelf of the dishwasher but the product description said that was safe to do. After the money that I invested in these glasses, I'm really concerned that they are all going to continue to break and my heart and wallet along with it.Read More
These glasses are absolutely beautiful. However, I have no idea how the rest will hold up, but two of the six glasses broke before I got the chance to use them once. One came out of the dishwasher broken (they say they're top rack dishwasher safe, and it was on the top rack with a normal cycle in the dishwasher). The other was still warm when I took it out of the dishwasher, and it cracked when I poured cold water into it. I'm hoping Overstock can help me with replacements and this is just a fluke, because I want to love these glasses. But they might be relegated to the "only for when company comes over" cabinet rather than being used every day, which is a bummer.Read More
Solid, large glasses. The glass is on the thick side and they don't feel like they will break easily. Hard water deposits don't show up as much on the blue glass as it does on clear glass. The glasses are very pretty and it is hard to see in the picture, but the colour has a lot of depth - subtle blue and clear swirls in the glass rather than a solid opaque blue.Read More
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