1044 Römer Glass

1044 Römer Glass

32.00

Glass height: 160mm

From the golden age of elegance and glamour – 1044 is a mid century design classic created in 1954. The distinctive twisted stem whispers timeless sophistication.

The Römer glass is traditionally used for serving white wine.

Formed from molten glass heated to 1200 degrees, mouth blown and finished by hand this is a particularly high quality glass with a finish that sets it apart from mass produced machine glass.

In order to preserve the brilliance and lustre of handmade glass we recommend that you wash it by hand.

You may also like the other glasses in the 1044 range, Champagne Coupe and Burgunder.

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More about the Company- Von Poschinger

Founded in 1568, Von Poschinger is Germany’s oldest glassworks. The Poschinger family have nurtured and protected their glass making knowledge and expertise for 450 years.

A team of four glassblowers work on each piece, keeping the glass at the required 1200 degree temperature. Once completed, the glass is cooled and then finishing touches are added before being tested for quality. Only perfect pieces are signed with the Von Poschinger seal.

It takes 10 years to learn the techniques of mouth blown glass. It is estimated that only 500 people in Germany have the skills. To keep the technique alive, Von Poschinger glassworks became a member of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Directory in 2015.

Perhaps the secret to the company’s longevity is this commitment to quality and an unwillingness to expand to an industrial size. Von Poschinger still only has 25 employees.