Types of Glasswares

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The list of glasswares 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.

Drinkwarebeverage-ware, Cups

  • Beaker
  • Beer glassware
  • Coffee cup
  • Cup
  • Jar
  • Mug
  • Paper cup
  • Pythagorean cup
  • Quaich
  • Sake cup (ochoko)
  • Stemware
  • Teacup
  • Trembleuse
  • Tumblers

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

Tumblers are flat-bottomed drinking glasses.

  • Collins glass, for a tall mixed drink
  • Dizzy Cocktail glass, a glass with a wide, shallow bowl, comparable to a normal Cocktail glass but without the stem
  • Highball glass, for mixed drinks
  • Iced tea glass
  • Juice glass, for fruit juices and vegetable juices.
  • Old Fashioned glass, traditionally, for a simple cocktail or liquor “on the rocks”. Contemporary American “rocks” glasses may be much larger, and used for a variety of beverages over ice
  • Shot glass, a small glass for up to four ounces of liquor. The modern shot glass has a thicker base and sides than the older whiskey glass
  • Table-glass or stakan granyonyi
  • Water glass
  • Whiskey tumbler, a small, thin-walled glass for a straight shot of liquor

Beer Glassware

  • Beer stein – large mug traditionally with a hinged lid
  • Pilsner glass, for pale lager
  • Pint glass, for an Imperial pint of beer or cider
  • Pony glass, for a 140ml of beer, a “short” or “small” beer
  • Tankard, a large drinking cup, usually with a handle and a hinged cover
  • Wheat beer glass, for wheat beer (Weizenbier)
  • Yard glass, a very tall, conical beer glass, with a round ball base, usually hung on a wall when empty
  • Handle – 425ml New Zealand beer glass
  • Jug – 750–1000ml served at pubs in New Zealand
  • Middy – 285ml (10 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass (New South Wales)
  • Glass – 200ml (7 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass (Queensland and Victoria)
  • Pot – 285ml (10 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass (Queensland and Victoria).
  • Schooner – 425ml (15 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass, 285 ml (10 fl. oz.) in South Australia


  • Absinthe glass
  • Chalice (goblet), an ornate stem glass, especially one for ceremonial purposes
  • Champagne coupe, a stem glass with a wide, shallow bowl, for champagne (similar to a cocktail glass)
  • Champagne flute, a stem glass with a tall, narrow bowl, for champagne
  • Cocktail glass, a stem glass with a wide, shallow bowl, for cocktails
  • Fountain glass, a tall fluted stem glass common in soda fountains, family restaurants and 24-hour diner-style restaurants for milkshakes and ice cream sodas
  • Glencairn whisky glass, a wide bowl with a narrow mouth, similar to a snifter’s, but with a shorter, sturdier base, designed for whisky
  • Hurricane glass (Poco Grande glass)
  • Margarita glass (variant of Champagne coupe)
  • Sherbet, a stem glass for ice cream or sorbet
  • Sherry glass
  • Snifter, a liquor glass with a short stem and a wide bowl that narrows at the top, for brandy and liquor
  • Wine glass, a stem glass

Source:  Wikipedia