Typical drinkware

This list of glassware[1] includes drinking vessels (drinkware) and tableware used to set a table for eating a meal, general glass items such as vases, and glasses used in the catering industry. It does not include laboratory glassware.


Sebastian Stoskopff: Glasses in a Basket (1644; Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame, Strasbourg)

Drinkware, beverageware (in other words, cups) is a general term for a vessel intended to contain beverages or liquid foods for drinking or consumption.[2]

The word cup comes from Middle English cuppe, from Old English, from Late Latin cuppa, drinking vessel, perhaps variant of Latin cupa, tub, cask.[2] The first known use of the word cup is before the 12th century.[4]


A classic 20-facet Soviet table-glass, produced in the city of Gus-Khrustalny since 1943.

Main article: Tumbler (glass)

Tumblers are flat-bottomed drinking glasses.

Beer glassware

Main articles: Beer glassware and Australian beer § Beer glasses

Beer glassware. Left to right: Pilstulpe, tulip glass, snifter, Willi Becher


A champagne coupe
A margarita glass

Main article: Stemware


See also


  1. ^ "Glassware". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  2. ^ a b "Cups". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  3. ^ McClenehan, Robert L. Some Scottish Quaichs. Illinois, 1955, p. 3.
  4. ^ "Cup". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  5. ^ Herbst, Sharon; Herbst, Ron (1998). The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7679-0197-0.
  6. ^ Rathbun, A. J. (2007). Good Spirits: Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments, and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist. Boston, Massachusetts: The Harvard Common Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-55832-336-0.
  7. ^ McGookin, Martin. "The Glencairn Glass". whiskyglass.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2014-05-20.