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Comprising: 32 large wine glasses h. 16,2 cm; 25 smaller wine glasses h. 14,2 cm; 22 Champaign flutes h. 19 cm; 19 cocktail glasses h. 12 cm ; 6 tapering high ball glasses h. 13 cm; 6 high ball glasses h. 14 cm; 8 old fashioned tumblers h. 8,5 cm; 12 small tumblers h. 6 cm; 17 small plates diam. 8,5 cm; 14 bowls diam. 10,5 cm h. 5 cm; 2 circular dishes diam. 27 cm.; 2 circular bowls diam. 22 cm h. 7,8 cm; 2 claret jugs with stoppers h. 40 cm and one circular bowl with Massenet pattern diam. 22 cm h. 6,2 cm.
The thistle was the original inspiration behind this service when it was created for the Nancy exhibition in 1908 at the height of the Art Nouveau movement. Later, 'Entente cordiale oblige', Chardon ('Thistle') was anglicised, becoming Thistle, and sparkled nobly on the greatest tables.