“Newer” Champagne Flutes
These were a “hand-me-down” gifted to the owner. The design and style looks very “mid-1990s” to me (possibly as early as “late-1980s”.) There is no marker or maker etched on either of goblets in this pair (at least nothing I could see.) If you recognize the goblets (more photos of the detail are below) and have more information, please do let me know. Thank you!
XRF test results for the champagne flutes / wine goblets pictured:
- Lead (Pb): 359,900 +/- 31,000 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 733 +/- 226 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 287 +/- 94 ppm
- Zinc (Zn); 138 +/ 80 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 684 +/- 290 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 3,868 +/- 993 ppm
- Chlorine (Cl): 26,900 +/- 8,100 ppm
Some additional reading that may be of interest:
- More Leaded crystal items I have tested.
- My overview post about the concerns for Leaded crystal.
- My post about the testing methodologies used and reported on here on this blog.
- My post listing most of the Leaded crystal items reported on here on the blog.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.
I believe that these are vintage Waterford Lismore champagne flutes, definitely not new.
Thank you so much for commenting!
So do you think they are older than the 1980s/1990s?
I found this link on Waterford’s site – but it doesn’t mention the age (it just says “out of stock”) https://www.waterford.com/en-us/glassware-and-bar/glasses/champagne-flutes/lismore-champagne-flute-6003180400
Yeah, they are definitely older. My parents got married in 1964 and they got a ton of Lismore crystal as wedding gifts.
Thank you! Yikes! Julia just commented that she also received them in the late-1990s for her wedding, so it looks like they may have manufactured this design for at least a few decades!
I am not certain, but these crystal champagne flutes look to me like they are Waterford Crystal, Lismore pattern. I think they look like the ones we have, which were made in Ireland. I think they are packed away somewhere; I never drink from them because I know they are leaded.
Thank you for responding, Julia!
I think we bought new/received as gift these around 1998/1999/2000. Some we bought prior to our wedding, and I think some might have been wedding gifts…so they were “new” at the time,,,not sure how old it has to be to be vintage…
Vintage is generally perceived to be anything 20 years old or older. Here’s my post about that!
To be considered “leaded” crystal, doesn’t it have to be 24% lead? I heard that somewhere…
Yes – technically – I think by the crystal industry’s standards that is correct.