Friday, October 19, 2007


Bonjour and welcome to today's visit to l'Ecole du Bon Goût.  Today's subject is glassware.  The more we are bombarded with beverages and food served in plastic and styrofoam, throw away containers, the more we need to “imbibe” in the use of drinking vessels with visual, tactile, auditory and intellectual rewards.  In this fast paced, email laden, cell phone driven, traffic jam frustrated daily life, at the end of the day, we need some treats that are truly nourishing.  Whether it is a glass of Perrier or Dom Pérignon, it is definitely a more fulfilling experience if presented, and consumed in a hand blown, hand wheel faceted antique French glass.  Here at Au Vieux Paris Antiques, not to mention Patrick Dunne’s shop Lucullus Antiques in Breaux Bridge and New Orleans, one can find a huge selection of glassware in various styles, ages, levels of refinement, as well as sizes and shapes designed for partaking of different types of beverages. 

Below, see a photograph montage of 5 different styles of glassware ranging from the late 18th century to the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, followed by pictures of stemware seen in a residence surrounded by objects of the same periods as the glassware presented. 

See Southern Accents Magazine November-December 2004 for a substantive article on domestic, hand blown French glass which utilizes photographs taken here at Au Vieux Paris Antiques.

Raise your glass and celebrate le bon gout.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests you might have by telephone (337) 332-2852, e-mail, or visit our website at

Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith

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Browse a sampling of the merchandise available (click here)

Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith   (337) 332-2852

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