Kusak Crystal

 


About the Collaboration 

LVF has been given the opportunity to continue an incredible story that began in a small village in the Austro-Hungarian province of Moravia over 100 years ago. Anton Kusak began studying the art of crystal engraving in Moravia when he was just a child. He immigrated to the United States when he was 20 years old with just $12 to his name. After engraving crystal at Fostoria Glass Works, Anton eventually started his own company in Seattle called Kusak Cut Glass Works. The company sustained three generations of Kusaks and survived World Wars, The Great Depression and other political and economic upheavals. The type of crystal engraving that the Kusak’s excelled at is a dying art. It is called free-hand stone wheel engraving, meaning every single mark on the crystal is done by hand. It requires a level of artistry and craftsmanship that is becoming less and less common with the rise of big box stores and machine-made glass. The Kusak’s had to stop producing free-hand engraved crystal a few years ago due to this change in the market. While we are heartbroken that this crystal will no longer be produced, we feel extremely lucky to be able to give some of their iconic glassware another life! You can now be part of the history of Kusak Cut Glass Works as you enjoy your beautiful crystal and hopefully pass it on to yet another generation one day.

How to Purchase

You will be able to purchase Kusak crystal on our website on December 13th at 7 PM CT. We ship nationwide! Orders placed by December 16th are scheduled to arrive by December 25th. 

How To Care for Crystal

Please wash before first use as many glasses are in their original packaging. We recommend hand-washing your crystal with warm soapy water and drying with a lint-free or linen cloth for optimal shine and longevity. 

The Full Story 

Here at LVF, we think the history of Kusak crystal seems like something out of a movie. It makes the crystal all the more special to know the story of the family who spent a century building the company that produced this stunning crystal. Below is a brief history written by a local historian to celebrate their family's achievements. It is both impressive and inspiring, and we highly recommend reading it! 

Read More Here 

 

Preview the Collection

Jasmine

 

Low Coupe
Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

Claret

Ideal for a small glass of wine- holds 4 oz. 

 

Small Claret 

Ideal for a small glass of wine, liquor or boozy cocktail- holds 3 oz. 

 

3 O'Clock Wine 

Ideal for an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz.

3 O'Clock Wine Curved

Ideal for an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz.

Coronet Wreath 

 

Low Coupe 

Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

White Wine
Ideal for white wine- holds 5.5 oz.

Low Claret Glass

Ideal for a small glass of wine or boozy cocktail- holds 4 oz.

Liquor Shot Glass 

Ideal for sipping or shooting stiff liquor- holds 3 oz.

Marine Bubble 

Coupe 

Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

Liquor Cocktail Glass

Ideal for a boozy cocktail- holds 3.75 oz.

Liquor/Shot Glass

Ideal for sipping or shooting stiff liquor- holds 2.5 oz

Banded Rosebud 

3 O'Clock Wine

Ideal for an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz. 

Coupe 

Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

Standing Laurel 

Coupe

Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

Liquor/Shot Glass

Ideal for sipping or shooting stiff liquor- holds 2.25 oz.


Doric 

Coupe

Ideal for champagne or cocktails

 

White Wine 

Ideal for white wine- holds 5 oz. 

 

Liquor Cocktail Glass 

Ideal for a boozy cocktail- holds 4 oz. 

 

Liquor/ Shot Glass

Ideal for sipping or shooting stiff liquor- comfortably holds 2.5 oz. 

3 O'Clock Wine 

Ideal for sipping an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz. 

Canadian Star 

 

Coupe

Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

3 O'Clock Wine

Ideal for an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz. 

 

Bridal Wreath 

3 O'Clock Wine 

Ideal for an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz.

Claret 

Perfect for a small glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz.

Holly

Goblet 

Gold Classic 

3 O'Clock Wine 
Ideal for an afternoon glass of wine or cocktail- holds 4 oz. 

Prism 

Coupe 

Ideal for champagne or cocktails 

Liquor Cocktail  
Ideal for a boozy cocktail- holds 2.75 oz.