The Finnish Glass Museum

8.6.2019–1.9.2019

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

Wine - Four centuries of wine glasses

This exhibition features 110 wine glasses and goblets from a period of four centuries, the jewels of the collection of Christian Jentsch of Lübeck.

The Christian Jentsch Collection

The evolution of wine glasses is presented from simple forest glass goblets to creations of Venetian glass and mass-produced wine glasses by renowned designers. Glasses for beverages were still costly luxury items in the 19th century. They were mostly made as ordered one-off pieces or in small editions. Their use spread along with technological progress, permitting the manufacturing of simpler glassware to a larger scale. The distribution channels of glassworks also developed at this time.

The hues and thickness of the glassware reflect not only the fashions of a certain period but also its technological opportunities for production, as in the case of Bohemian chalk glass or refined Venetian cups.

The wine glasses of the first half of the 20th century point to the influence of Jugendstil, art déco and functionalism. A ground-breaking innovation took place in 1961, when glass goblets began to be made with machinery in Zwiesel, Germany.

In association with:
LWL-Industriemuseum/ Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur/ Glashütte Gernheim, Germany

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Museum contact details

The Finnish Glass Museum
Tehtaankatu 23, 11910 Riihimäki

019 758 4108

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

7/4/3/0 €

Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Jan closed

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