Cordial Glass - (Glass Stemware) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Cordial Glass - (Glass, Stemware) A small, delicate glass from which to drink cordial, i.e. liqueurs, first made in the 1670's. It was customary to serve tea and cordials together throughout the eighteenth century. Like miniature wine glasses, though the flute form became popular in the second half of the eighteenth century.


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