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July 10, 2006 12:42 PM   Subscribe

Glassware search: does this glass exist in the real world? [picture and]

I'm trying to find a real-world version of the tall, thin glass in the foreground. Does it, or something close, exist outside of the animator's imagination?
posted by lekvar to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
Best answer: That's a Russian-style teacup, although an especially small example. Here's one for sale.
posted by adamrice at 12:47 PM on July 10, 2006

And, oh man, wish I saw this before I hit post: a Sputnik tea-glass holder. Cool.
posted by adamrice at 12:49 PM on July 10, 2006

That's a Russian tea glass. The metal holder is called a podstakannik.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:51 PM on July 10, 2006

And it just looks small because Yu-Baaba's head is freakin' huge.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:53 PM on July 10, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks, adamrice.

Bonus item: Glass beer mug checker set!
posted by lekvar at 1:23 PM on July 10, 2006

Siegler's used to have much cheaper rocket ship ones, (not Sputnik). Maybe they weren't popular. Or were too popular and sold out. They still weren't as cheap as they should have been but they were cool.
posted by small_ruminant at 1:35 PM on July 10, 2006

lekvar, I have one of these. It's silver (the kind that tarnishes absolutely black if you even look at it the wrong way), made by one of my Estonian relatives in the 1930's. My grandmother told me it was used for hot toddies, but since my family's rather fond of alcohol that probably is not the original purpose.

It's about three inches in diameter, and maybe four inches tall at the top of the handle.

The glass inside usually isn't attached, so you can wash the pieces separately.
posted by cmyk at 3:20 PM on July 10, 2006

Response by poster: Cool, I've got Estonian in-laws, maybe I can hit them up!
(btw, as a prepress goon, I approve your handle, cmyk.)
posted by lekvar at 6:54 PM on July 10, 2006

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