Over the years my husband has given me many beautiful pieces of glassware in the form of sculpture, vases or glasses.
My husband gave me a beautiful L’Alique glass as a gift many years ago. It is precious to me but I use it whenever we have champagne or sparkling wine. I should say I used it as alas I will not be using it in the future as I dropped the glass and obviously it broke.
I have decided that as the break was on the stem I can use it as a bell jar and still admire it. The little animal inside the jar is not a precious piece but the bear alongside is.
One of the other L’Alique pieces he has given me is this beautiful bell.
I know the glass was broken because I was using it but I would rather have used it over the years than just have it sitting in a cabinet to be admired.