Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Great Lovers Wine Glasses...This Week's Find

Prepare yourself to be wowed. I mean it. This week I brought home my mother’s collection of “Great Lovers” wine glasses. At least that’s what we called them. Officially they are Maurus Gallo Pewter Toasting Cups featuring Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet, and a Renaissance Wedding couple. Each pair locks hands when put together. I don’t remember where they were purchased despite the fact that I was with her at the time, but it was some time during the 1980s. They are made from pewter and spun silver and each holds 4 ounces of liquid. They certainly draw gasps from guests when they see how they go together.
My mother would use these for very special dinners, or ones that she would serve around Valentine’s Day. Naturally, the female guest would get the female lover cup, the male guest, the male lover cup; they would be put together between place settings.
I honestly don’t know how many times I will use these, but I need to find a place to put at least one pair of these on display. Truly magnificent!

5 comments:

Linda said...

Those are incredible Pattie, I've never seen anything like it. Your Mom had exquisite taste - and so do you!

Gayle said...

I totally agree with Linda. Her house was a treasure trove. Did you find anything that totally blew you away? I love everything you have posted. Her taste is my taste.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

One of the most interesting things that I found is the original marriage certificate of my great great grandfather from 1888, in German! It is now framed and hanging on my wall.

cwheed said...

Those chalices are just too cool! I would love to find a pair somewhere. Really, really nice.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love them, too! My best guess would be to search on eBay. They seem to have everything!