This is a wonderful set of seven pieces that sport a kriegsflagge motif. Five small glasses are included, which could have been used for schnapps or some other liqueur. They resemble Pilsner beer glasses in miniature. They measure 3 ½” tall, 1 3/8″ in diameter at the top and 1 1/4″ in diameter at the base. Gold trim bands encircle their brims. Each glass displays a full-color kriegsflagge on its side (flown by the German military during wartime). Commonly seen on the Kaiserliche Marine’s ships, each kriegsflagge is rendered complete with its attached flagpole. I especially like the glasses’ bottoms. They are quite heavy. One can even see the bubbles in the base.
The single-handled carafe is the set’s centerpiece, and comes complete with a splendid stopper. It stands 10 3/4″ tall and measures 3 1/8″ in diameter at its base. The crystalline glass stopper displays tiny bubbles from its production. A wide, gold trim band encircles the carafe’s mouth. A similar wide gold trim band appears further down the carafe’s neck, flanked by two smaller gold trim bands above and below it. Some of the gold has worn off these trim bands. The kriegsflagge motif is repeated on the carafe’s front (naturally in a much larger size than those on the five glasses [!]).
The final piece of this gracefully exquisite set is a handsome tray upon which the five glasses and carafe are displayed. The clear glass tray measures 7 1/8″ in diameter, and exhibits a single gold trim band around its edge. The tray’s simplicity causes the pieces’ kriegsflaggen to “pop” out.
The truly elegant set effectively shows the lengths patriotic Germans traveled to demonstrate their love of country and Kaiser. This magnificent group will totally transform any area in which you care to display it. It displays especially well under light.