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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | November 21, 2022

Are you getting excited to get out the fancy glassware later this week?
Before doing that take a look at this beauty from 1865. This "drinking goblet" is etched with floral and grass designs; rows of dots decorate the rim.
These would need to be washed by hand, no doubt.