Crystal / Glassware

Anchor Hocking - All about the brand

Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation is a manufacturer of glassware that is part of the Ardagh Group. The Hocking Glass Company was founded in 1905 by Isaac Jacob (Ike) Collinsi in Lancaster, Ohio and named for the Hocking River.

Baccarat - All about the brand

Baccarat Crystal is a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musee Baccarat in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Galerie-Musee Baccarat, on the Place des Etats-Unis in Paris. Groupe du Louvre is the majority shareholder of the company. Groupe is a subsidiary of the United States company Starwood Capital Group.

Christofle - All about the brand

Christofle is a manufacturer of fine silver flatware and home accessories based in France since 1830. They are renowned for their sterling, silverplate and stainless flatware. Among Christofle's product lines are silver picture frames, crystal vases and glassware, porcelain dinnerware and silver jewellery. Christofle is also well known for their silver holloware.

Corning - All about the brand

CorningWare (also written "Corning Ware") was originally a brand name for a unique pyroceramic glass cookware resistant to thermal shock. It was first introduced in 1958 by Corning Glass Works. CorningWare is notable for the fact that it can be used directly on the stovetop.

LuminArc - All about the brand

Arc International is a French manufacturer and distributor of household goods. The company was established in Arques, Pas-de-Calais, where it is still headquartered, as a glass-making firm under the name Verrerie des Sept Ecluses in 1825. In 1892 the name was changed to Verrerie Cristallerie d'Arques, and after a series of acquisitions in the 1990s the group was renamed in 2000 to the current name. It is the leading manufacturer of crystal and glassware in the world. It is privately held and has been owned by members of the Durand family since 1916. Arc International currently licenses the Pyrex brand of cookware for sale in the European Union. Competitors include Lenox Group, World Kitchen and Waterford Wedgwood.

Pyrex - All about the brand

Pyrex (trademarked as PYREX) is a brand which was introduced by Corning Incorporated in 1915 for a line of clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware. It is now made of tempered glass.

Swarovski - All about the brand

Swarovski AG is an Austrian producer of luxury cut lead glass ('crystal'), headquartered in Wattens. The company is split into two major industry areas, the Swarovski Kristall business unit that primarily works with luxury items and fashion design crystals, and the Tyrolit business unit that manufactures bonded abrasives as well as concrete sawing and drilling machinery.

Waterford Crystal - All about the brand

Waterford Crystal is a manufacturer of crystal. It is named after the city of Waterford, Ireland. Waterford Crystal is owned by WWRD Holdings Ltd, a luxury goods group which also owns and operates the Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands.