Ancient Iranian wine vessel, 1st millennium BC
French wine fountain, faience,
WINE VESSELS FROM
TO THE PRESENT
“A waltz and a glass of wine
invite an encore,” wrote Johann Strauss, the renowned Austrian composer.
Enjoy this encore – a celebration of the romance and history of wine
vessels in a 35 to 50 minute program.
When in history did the first wine
containers appear? Where did they originate? Who created them? What
was their composition? Discover
the extraordinary variety of objects that has been crafted for aging,
transporting, and serving wine. Learn about the wine vessels of the
ancient world; the woodworker’s skill and the creation of the barrel;
the beginning of glassmaking; and changing tastes - the customs of wine
drinking and social history.
images of rare treasures and precious antiques, this presentation features
the remarkable achievements of artists and craftsmen throughout the