Formal dining and celebration has been a ritual since the beginning of time. Families and dignitaries provided the most elaborate and finest dinnerware to impress their guests. This set of cobalt blue glassware is an example of ones status in society. Each piece is handcrafted and hand engraved. Each has four cartouches depicting various times of the day and the scenes are marine/maritime - sailing scenes. Custom made during the 19th century this stemware set will surely be the focal point of any dining table. Five sizes of stemmed glasses, 12 goblets and 12 finger bowls - a total of 81 pieces. There are only nine of the largest drinking glasses. Unsigned but surely crafted by a major European maker.