Two Shotoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers in Box

Regular price £65.00
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Only 2 items in stock

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 Tumbler style is a typical glass shape and suitable for beer and soft drinks alike. The two glasses come in a wooden box to keep the glasses safe during delivery and while stored.

Sizes

Three sizes of tumbler are currently available:

  • Medium (M) - 250ml
  • Large (L) - 340ml (a standard drinks can is 330ml)
  • Extra Large (LL) - 480ml

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, Shotoku Glass 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 Glass is renowned for its collection of especially thin glass, named Usuhari (うすはり).

Orders totalling £50 or more receive free Standard UK Delivery (2-3 working days), for orders under £50 this costs £3. You can upgrade to Express UK Delivery (1-2 working days) for £3 extra.

Please contact us for international orders.

Orders will normally be dispatched within 24 hours, Monday to Friday. We are closed on Sundays.

If you wish to receive your order in a re-used box to reduce your environmental impact, then let us know in the comments section when you check out your order. If we have any spare we will use one.