Shotoku Glass Usuhari Bordeaux With Box
Shotoku Glass Usuhari Bordeaux With Box, closed box

Two Shotoku Glass Usuhari Bordeaux Glasses in Box

Regular price£72.00
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Description

Hand-blown by the team at Shotoku Glass, the Usuhari collection of glass has a uniform thinness of less than 1mm. The glasses are remarkably light and special to hold.

Monocle captures the essence of the glasses well: "Sip a shochu from a Shotoku glass and every other drinking vessel suddenly feels disappointingly clumsy and mass-produced by comparison. Shotoku glasses turn up in all the smartest – but not necessarily the most expensive – bars and restaurants in Tokyo. Aficionados won’t drink from anything else."

The Bordeaux style works well for wine and other drinks alike. The elegant curve of the glasses is a contrast to the straight style of the Usuhari Tumbler and Usuhari Old Fashioned.

The two glasses come in a wooden box to keep them safe during delivery and while stored. The box is also idea for presenting the item as a gift.

Care Notes

These glasses are very delicate and should be hand cleaned with a soft cloth. Rapid temperature changes could shatter the glass. Do not put in the dishwasher.

About Shotoku Glass

The Shotoku Glass (松徳硝子) furnace burns 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always between 1,300 and 1,500 degrees. When the artisans finish their work at 17:00, the craftspeople that specialise in melting glass arrive to carry out this process throughout the night.

Based in Tokyo, the company was established in 1922 as a lightbulb manufacturer. As the lightbulb industry became automated, Shotoku Glass turned its mouth-blown glass skills to producing glassware. Shotoku is renowned for its collection of especially thin glass, named Usuhari (うすはり).


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