Vintage Glassware & Barware for All Your Cocktail Needs

217 Sales


Vintage Glassware & Barware for All Your Cocktail Needs

217 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Andy Whitehead

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Andy Whitehead

Set of Four Teal Blue Flute Glasses - 7 oz
Pair of Gold-Rimmed Cocktail Glasses - 5 oz
Set of Four Vintage Floral Juice Glasses, 5 oz
Pair of Pastel-Banded Vintage Goblets, 12 oz
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Titze Brothers

Titze Brothers on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great store with some of the most well curated glassware on Etsy. Fast shipper and even better packing! Cheers


meredithcristal on Dec 11, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

Item came in a timely manner and are lovely! Unfortunately, two of the nine pieces arrived broken. I have yet to hear back about terms and conditions of broken items. Nothing is stated in the shop's description. Edit: the shop refunded me for half the cost! Great shop to work with. Highly recommend.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 8, 2015
Hello and welcome to Liquorary!

I am a collector of beautiful and functional glassware and barware. I love cocktails and believe that the best cocktail deserves its perfect glass--and most modern glassware just does not fit the bill.

People used to know how to drink well. Let's bring that back.

Our glassware and barware collection is found at flea markets, thrift shops, antique shows, and everywhere in between. I am no expert on vintage glass, so most of the time I do not know the glasses' origins. But I do know how to pour a good drink, so I can match you up with the perfect glass for your perfect cocktail.

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I ship via US Postal Service, Priority Mail. My shipping prices look high because I have set them according to the price for a medium flat rate box. Glass is heavy, and shipping it long distances can add up. However, in many--if not most--cases, shipping will be much less expensive, and I will automatically refund the difference. Likewise, if you order multiple items, I will automatically combine shipping and refund you the difference.

I've had some success shipping to Canada and have set rates to ship to our friendly neighbors to the north, but have not yet tried shipping elsewhere abroad. If you're outside the United States and are interested in an item, let me know and I can adjust the shipping once I have done some research.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the fragile nature of these vintage glasses, I do not accept returns. There's just too much risk in shipping the glasses back and forth.

So I urge everyone to ask any and all questions you have about the glasses before you purchase; I'll be happy to send extra photos and tell you everything I know about the glassware before you buy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Caring for Your Vintage Glass and Barware:

Vintage glassware is often very fragile, due to its composition and manufacturing processes. Be careful! We've seen many sets ruined through accidents--sometimes these glasses are so fragile that looking at them the wrong way will tip them over to shatter. If possible, wash it right after use; just don't leave them sitting in a sink full of other dirty dishes that could smash into your vintage glassware. Please hand wash your glasses only: the silver, gold, and painted accents on many of these glasses will be destroyed by running these glasses through the dishwasher (which can also be hot enough to risk shattering your glasses too).

Please also hand wash your vintage barware. We prefer to leave the original tarnish on vintage metal barware, because we believe it creates a beautiful antique patina. However, you can easily polish your barware to remove tarnish and give your barware a shine, but just remember that polishing removes a very tiny layer of metal. If this happens enough times--and you never know how many times this has already happened with vintage bar tools--and you might start stripping the metal off entirely. Wash and dry the tools right after use, and don't leave them sitting wet or in a sink filled with water--you never know when they will rust.

A Note on Leaded Glass:

Some vintage glass contains lead. Sometimes lead glass is labeled as crystal, lead crystal, lead glass, or leaded glass. Oftentimes it's not labeled at all. Glassmakers used to replace calcium with lead to improve the appearance and malleability of glass. Lead glass is denser than regular glass, and therefore can be thinner. It also refracts light better and sparkles when it is cut. There's no easy way to identify lead glass, but here are some things to look for: glass that feels heavier than you expect, or glass that is thinner than most; glasses that have a brilliant, silvery sheen to them in the light; glasses that give a ringing chime when clinked together; and glasses with cut edges that have brilliant, sparkly surfaces. There's little risk to drinking a cocktail out of a leaded glass. However, I recommend against storing spirits in vintage glass for any lengthy period of time due to the risk of lead leaching into your drinks.