A chalice refers to any goblet specifically intended to hold a beverage. Wine chalices are most often associated with the Eucharistic ceremony, filled with the representation of Jesus’ blood. Chalices were also a used in heraldry and were engraved with a region’s coat of arms.
Chalices have since broadened in use—beyond religious rites and royalty—and become a classy, elegant way to enjoy your drink. At My Beer Steins, you’ll find an extensive collection of chalices for sale. Made from durable materials and with expert craftsmanship, each chalice ensures a resplendent presentation that only gets better with age. If you have any questions or need help finding silver chalices, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Glass with a conic shape. It rises from a stem which can be either long and short. The word calice identifies each glass with a foot. Shape, dimension and style can be various and, above all regarding English wine glasses, they determine exactly the period of production.
Goblets can be plain or decorated with engravings, carved, enamelled, gilt etc.
Campana (bell): it has the shape of a bell turn upside down, sometimes with a full bottom or slightly flared.
Cardo (thistle): the shape that recalls that of the thistle can be just a hint, or emphasized with the lower part like a bowl and the upper one like a funnel.
Conico (conical): it can end in a tip or in a rounded bottom and the upper part is narrower than the one in the cardo goblet.
Coppa (cup): it varies from the classic wine goblet with a round container and large mouth, to the champagne cup, large and not very deep. Many of the goblets, meant to serve analcoholic drinks and desserts, have a cup-shaped mouth.
Esagonale (hexagonal): the rounded bottom rises making an hexagon, sometimes an octagon.
Fiore (flower): the u-shaped goblets gets larger at the mouth making a sort of a flower corolla.
Flute: very thin and tall goblet with the shape of a trumpet or of a flute.
Imbuto : it has a very open shape,with a large mouth: it ends in a tip.
Ovoidale: it has a slightly rounded shape, it gets narrower towards the mouth.
Secchiello: it has a cylindric shape with a flat bottom. It can be slightly flared, with a light bottleneck in the middle.
Sfaccettato: the inside is round, while the outside presents lots of facets: it exists only in heavy crystal goblets. In the Christian liturgy the goblet is the vase that contains the consecrated wine for the Mass.