The Colour of Spring and Summer

Colour has long been a way of decorating glass.

At the beginning it was a mistake, when something accidentally got in the furnace. But then glass blowers started to experiment, putting different chemicals into the furnace to see what colours they could create.

There has been the Bristol blue & green of the 1780s, Cranberry red,  Uranium glass of the 1840s which shines in the dark, yellow, pink, gold and of course, the famous glass from Murano. However, heating the chemicals can cause volatility in the furnace, which makes the glass unusable, so it is a tricky business.

It is more common now to create coloured glass by simply dipping or painting the colour after it has been made and annealed. Painted glass has less depth in its appearance, and over time the colour wears off. So we were pleased to be able to create our colours in the furnace.

We have picked our favourite engraved patterns, so you can enjoy The Vintage List’s signature style in colour.

For Smoky think 1960s New York, Mad Men with a twist. Sophisticated and elegant, when setting the table, layer the smoky tumblers with a plain wine glass, to give you a graceful evening look. Or use our smoky cocktail coupes for a stylish start to the evening.

Our Rose sets are reminiscent of 1920s Paris: wild parties, cocktails, great Gatsby-esque long summer evenings. The tone is a deep, rose gold, and will brighten any table or bar.