Saturday, April 10, 2010
Verre Du Curiste, French Mineral Spring Glass with Basket!
Some of the most famous mineral springs are Vichy and Lourdes. The glass can be etched or painted (etched is older and more desirable.) My favorites are the glasses with handles because they stretch the baskets into an oval shape.
They come in clear glass or in colors. I've seen green, which is quite common, and red or blue. Some even have other decorations-flowers or even an angel.
The holy grail of Verre de Cure? An oval glass in red with etching and a handle in a well worn basket!