As long as I can remember the china cabinet in my parents’ home contained a number of these stemware pieces. Mom called them wine glasses and sherbet glasses. The number of these decreased over the years. I can attest to the fragility of these pieces as my child-self had to fess up to at least one of their breakage incidents. As it stands, there were 4 wine glasses and one sherbet remaining when it came time to divide up the contents of my parents’ home. Over the years, new wine glasses came into the house and were in constant use, but Mom would not part with these last 5 items. I admit I never asked why. It wasn’t until I was going through the mass of folders/notebooks/albums as I was inventorying the contents of their home, that I found out the stemware was a wedding gift given to my parents almost 80 years ago.
So, they now reside in my china cabinet, along with our own collection of stemware that seems to have survived without breakage. Well, at least the good stuff made it. The everyday stemware has been replaced twice in our years of marriage.