Wine Glasses: Hungarian Leaded Crystal – a Collection of Jewel Colors

I was fortunate to receive a collection of what I believe are Hungarian leaded cut glass wine glasses from an Aunt. In her collection was one black glass that I think is no longer produced (center front), along with Blue, Red, Gold, Green and Purple., and 6 hock glasses that included the orange glass on the far right and the smokey brown glass on the far left. I purchased liqueur glasses that are miniatures of the hock glasses, and the gorgeous snifters on each side of the photo. I have used the black glass, and those of other colors that go with it, as water glasses, but mainly I just look at them. They are so beautiful. I don’t really use the hock glasses unless I’m drinking an appropriate German-styled wine, but I still prefer traditional hocks with a clear bowl and a green stem. We use the liqueurs and snifters often. Guests specially love the snifter for Grand Marnier or Kahlua on ice shavings.

I’ve shopped for the more unusual colors several times, but find Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green, Amber Gold, and Ruby Red are easiest to find. I also have a lighter blue, lighter red and lighter green.


I have a lot of beautiful glassware and fall into the habit of reaching for the traditional glasses that I love – a larger bowl, a thin unrolled lip, thin stem and a wine charm permanently lying on the foot, just waiting for me. It’s time to mix it up a bit, but maybe not with those pictured above.


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4 comments for “Wine Glasses: Hungarian Leaded Crystal – a Collection of Jewel Colors

  1. judy conner
    March 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I have some of the Hungarian Leaded colored crystal. My problem is I had some that were tall and skinny not the usual real round ones that you show. I measured how high and they measured 9 in high the circumference was 1 3/4 and the stem height is 3′ I hope this helps you out in recognizing the glass I would like to replace. The colors that broke were ruby/blue/purple The set I had did have 2 ruby and 2 purple 1 blue and 1 green. If you would be so kind as to e-mail me a picture of what you think this is then I will proceed from there also can you advise on pricing.

    Thank you
    Judy Conner

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