They have been blowing glass in the Thuringian forest town of Lauscha for 400 years. The first glassworks were established here in 1597 by decree of Johan Casimir of Saxe Coburg (which is the kind of cool baby name Kim Kardashian can only dream of) .
Elias Lauscha still use traditional methods to create their works, ranging from simple utilitarian drinking vessels to some rather avant garde ornaments.
Small bubbles in the glass called Gispen are a typical characteristic of this glassblowing method. Elias stamp each of their pieces with a butterfly insignia as a mark of authentication.
The Goethe water glasses are exact replicas of the glasses found in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's house in 1832. Which is more or less like having the same tumblers as William Shakespeare. Don't all rush at once.