OUR STAR TREK FOUND ITEM PROP GLASSES
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This webpage was created to help people who collect Star Trek found item table and bar ware.
While there are photos and descriptions of the physical items on the Star Trek Auction Archive and there are screen caps in several places no one, to my knowledge, has documented the ORIGIN of those items or researched their current availability. There are bits and pieces on several websites and forums (listed on my links page) but nowhere is the information consolidated in one place.
I am trying to do that here, and found that it helps me manage my own collection as well.
This page is a work in progress and reflects the current state of my knowledge, which will always be incomplete. It is also purely MY OPINION, not fact, and should be treated as such. I have no connection to CBS Studios, Paramount Pictures, or the Star Trek franchise, I have not consulted anyone who worked in the prop department or handled any screen-used props other than the few glasses I own. My opinions are based solely on screen caps and my knowledge of tableware (which I have collected since I was 12). I welcome all corrections, additions, and discussions!
If you own any screen-used items which have identifying marks that we can use to track down found items, please share them!
Many of the images below are from the auctions run by It's A Wrap! Production Wardrobe Sales aka IAW.
CBS/Paramount Television used IAW to liquidate their vast collection of Star Trek props. The auctions started in December of 2006 and ended in April 2009. Most people thought these auctions were awesome because they made screen-used props available to everyone. For me these IAW auctions were phenomenal in that they provided descriptions, dimensions, and photos from different angles all of which can be used to track down (or recreate) the found item.
Fortunately, the auction data has been archived at Jason Stevens StarTrekPropCollector.com. Many thanks to all those responsible for creating and maintaining this invaluable resource; and, many thanks to the people at IAW for doing such a thorough job with the listings.
Most of the screen caps on this page are from
Trek Core or
The rest were provided by the members of
Star Trek Invisionzone and John Harrington of
Cedar Street Studio .
NOTE: This website does not cover every piece of found-item table and bar ware used on the show, only those that I have some information on (or, wish I had information on). If I have not included an item that is dear to you, let me know and I'll see if I can find it. Rest assured that I will give you any information I uncover before I add it to this site, so that you may find your grail first.
KEY TO PHOTOS SHOWN BELOW
(and on all the detail pages):
In the left-hand column will be a screen cap if I have one.
In the middle column will be an IAW picture or another screen cap.
In the right-hand column will be our version of the glass in question.
If you would like to send me a comment or correction, please reference the three-digit number next to each entry so that I know exactly which item you are commenting on, and press here to send me an email (remove the spaces from the email address).
NOTE: There are way too many glasses on this page, almost 80 at last count, so you may not be able to see them all if you are on dial-up. Please let me know if I need to break up the page into smaller sections.
ALL series are represented here: TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, and the movies.
To find all entries for a particular series,
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DS9 Inter Arma Enem Silent Leges Romulan Ale
* I am now pretty sure that these Romulan ale glasses, which I had always thought were square, are really the beveled edge glasses sold by IAW.
* They were described as 4" tall and 3" square with beveled edges and an "X" crossing from one corner of the weighted base to the other.
* At 4" tall they are probably a DOF (Double Old Fashioned) which generally hold between 12 and 16 ounces. (The OF size normally holds 6-10 ounces).
* Luigi Bormioli makes a square glass in a similar size called Strauss which is widely available and while it does not have the beveled edges it is an acceptable substitute. It is shown on the left below.
* We got ours at Crate and Barrel but they are widely available.
VOY Before and After
* I believe the ball on these glasses is clear, not red as it appears.
DS9 Emissary beach prop
* The concept drawing for this glass holder from the collection of Rick Sternbach (technical consultant and senior illustrator for TNG, DS9, VOY, STV, Nemesis) was auctioned by Propworx in August 2010 so I believe this was a custom made piece and not a found item.
* (Shown here with permission from Alec Peters, owner of Propworx.)
* The holder was 13" by 9" and was lined with bubble wrap!
* The glasses were plastic, 7.5 inches by 3 inches.
* I think you could make this out of wood and paint it.
* These were described as 4" tall by 3" across.
* Several manufacturers have offered glasses in this shape but the only one which is 4 inches tall is the Cristal d'Arques/Durand Octime clear DOF (double old fashioned). I do not know how wide it is.
* On the left is the Octime DOF.
* In the second row of images: Iittala Metro (discontinued 1990) DOF size is 4.75 tall, Timo Sarpaneva Kalinka (discontinued) are 3.4 tall by 2.8 wide, and the Libbey Rock Sharpe Facets OF at 3.5" tall and 3" wide.
* The Libbey Facets DOF size is listed as 4" but I could not find any for sale (or a photo).
* These glasses look like the Galaxy pattern by Badash Crystal.
* They were described as 8.75" tall and 3.75" wide with a bulb of empty space in the base.
* Ours, purchased at Crate and Barrel, are 8.5" tall and 2.5" at the top.
* They have the small bubble/indentation in the thick base.
VOY champagne glass
* I was lucky enough to win this lot!
* It is the Pyramid pattern by Mikasa, discontinued.
* The are the water glasses, 6.5" tall and 3.25" wide.
* The champagne flutes are ?? by ??.
TNG Times Arrow
* This glass was used to serve papalla juice, tzartak aperitif, and aldebaran whiskey
* I believe the on-screen glass was a votive holder from Pier One.
* Described by IAW as 4 by 3.25.
* This votive holder is currently sold by Princess House with a floral engraving on the side.
* That means it is still being made somewhere. I just have to find which wholesaler carries it
ENT Cease Fire juice glass
* I was lucky enough to win this juice glass lot! The glasses are 5" tall, 3.4" wide at the top and 2.25" at the bottom.
* I think they are the Marius pattern by Iittala, discontinued in 2002.
* My photo is really bad! The look like the ones in the IAW photo.
VOY Warlord rekarri starburst
??? Klingon bloodwine
* This Rekarri Starburst glass is another candle holder, designed to hold a floating taper.
* I have two of these which were screen-used and they have a sticker on the bottom from Pier One.
* According to IAW they were also used for Klingon bloodwine.
* They are 10.75" by 4".
* Princess House makes a similar design with etching.
VOY Alliances Kazon
* These Kazon glasses were made by MacKenzie-Childs but the pattern was discontinued long ago.
* They told me the pattern name was "CIRCUS OCTAGONAL GLASSWARE" and that it was part of their regular line, not custom.
* There appear to be many designs within that pattern and I have not yet found out specifically which one this is.
* When it was available, the pitcher sold for $80 and the tall glasses for $42 each.
* It shows up on eBay occasionally described as "stripes and marble".
* Acording to this video by Penny Juday, the art department coordinator and archivist for Star Trek, these are plastic candleholders which were turned over and used as glasses.
* The ones shown here are 8 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches.
* IAW also auctioned a shorter "glass", 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches.
* I have been unable to find these.
* But, Cristal de Sevres used to make a pattern that looked just like these (since I don't like drinking from plastic) called Keos but it has been discontinued.
* The photo on the left is the Keos pattern.
VOY Future's End
* I was amazed when I saw these glasses for sale on eBay and was lucky enough to win them.
* There were no identifying marks on them but I suspect they are Scandinavian based on the quality, design, and texture of the glass.
* They are 3.75" tall and 3.25" wide with 3 pyramidal indentations on the upper side of the glass opposite the 3 ridges for the fingers.
ENT Proving Ground
* This glasses used by the Andorian Shran is the Ultima Thule pattern by Iittala.
* It is still in production and widely available.
* The glass used on-screen is the highball size, 5" by 3.25"
* They make many different sizes so make sure you get the highball glass!
DS9 What You Leave Behind
* These mugs were designed by Michael Graves for Alessi.
* They are 4" high and hold 12 oz. The expresso cups were also used on-screen.
* Both are available at Unica Home .
ENT Silent Enemy
* I think these glasses are the Sirrus pattern by Libbey but the measurements do not jibe with the ones IAW sold.
* Dr. Phlox' glass was described as 6.5" by 3.75" and another set was described as 7.5" x 3.5" but all the Libbey glasses I have seen are 7.25 by 3.25 so either the screen-used glasses were not made by Libbey or IAW's measurements are not accurate.
* At one time I saw a set of purple glasses just like these attributed to Pfaltzgraff.
DS9 Profit and Lace Slug-o-Cola
DS9 Dr. Bashir I Presume -- ???
* I have not been able to find any information on these.
* They look like green glass to me, not clear, and the size and shape is that of a champagne flute.
* We have a clear set that I used to think looked similar, until I saw them here right next to the on-screen one.
* Now I realize I need to keep looking for these!
TNG Rightful Heir warnog
* These glasses are the Meteorite pattern by Peter Vizzusi of Magic Sand Blown Glass
* They are currently available in blue but I suspect he would custom make the screen-used color.
ENT Silent Enemy
* These look like the Stella pattern by Iittala.
* IAW auctioned two sizes. The ones that are 2.5" by 1.75" are the cordial size.
* The larger size, for which the height was not given, could be either the wine glass (4.5" high) or the rocks glass (4.25" high)
* I have some of these which were used on-screen..
* There are no identifying marks but they are very heavy and their unevenness means they were handmade, probably in Mexico..
VOY "PRIXING FESTIVAL GLASSES" FROM "MORTAL COIL"
* These were described as "clear plastic with a translucent blue base with 6 holes, 7" by 3.5".
* The ones we have are glass and ?? high by ??.
STVI TUC The Undiscovered Country ???
* Romulan Ale glass - If you know what this pattern is, please let me know!
* It appears to have a frosted stem, a clear foot, and 4 pointed leaves at the base of the bowl.
* In the middle, American Cut Erica is very close, with frosted leaves at the base but the shape of the bowl is slightly off.
* On the right, Mikasa Fleurisse has the right shape bowl, a frosted stem and clear base but no leaves.
* Neither is close enough for me though.
* Some of the many colored plastic glasses used in Quark's.
* I lucked out and found a set on eBay.
VOY Warlord gallia nectar
* Used to serve Gallia Nectar
* It looks like a clear glass with a round wafer stem
it might have a cut bowl, a square stem, and be a light yellow color.
* I am pretty sure this is the Libbey Rock Sharpe Georgian sherry glass shown on the left.
* They also made a similar glass called Rock Sharpe Forever Amber.
DS9 Let He Who Is Without Sin
* These both look plastic to me
TNG Picard's ready room glass
* Because of the rim on this, Picard's ready room glass, I think it was custom made using acrylic tubes.
.I just checked the IAW listing and it reads, "The item is a clear acrylic cylinder with two concentric rings of clear acrylic adhered near the base. The item measures approx. 3.5 X 3.25 inches diameter."
* Iittala Kaleva DOF is very similar if you don't want to drink out of plastic.
VOY Persistence of Vision
* These espresso cups were made by Carlo Giannini.
* They are 2 X 2 inches diameter with a 1.5 inch profile handle and a 5 inch diameter saucer.
* I found the cups on eBay but not the saucers.
VOY Inside Man chocolate passion punch
* I bought these from Bill Shatner's website and while I don't like them as glasses at all, they make wonderful flatware holders
TOS A Taste of Armageddon trova
TOS The Corbomite Maneuver tranya
* These glasses were used to serve trova and tranya
* I have been looking for these for a long time with no success!
* I believe the color is called "smoke" or "grey".
* The ones we have are too small and the bowl is the wrong shape.
TOS The Ultimate Computer Finaigle's folly
* This looks like a standard scotch whiskey glass except the stem is too long.
* The one shown on the right is a Judel Vintner's II cordial glass, 4.25" tall.
* Judel Glass is still in business but this line has been discontinued.
VOY Favorite Son
* I LOVE these glasses but have been unable to find anything on them!
* They look like silver and may not be glasses at all
..imagine them inverted and used as candlesticks
TNG In Theory Calaman Sherry
DS9 Strange Bedfellows Bajoran spring wine
* I would love to find these
* The glass in the middle is by Dartington.
* The glass on the right is by Orrefors, pattern ORR36.
* Neither is the right one but they are the closest I could find.
VOY Alliances Ktarian merlot
* This looks to me like it has a double-ball stem and could be the Wetherby pattern by Mikasa.
DS9 Defiant karvino juice
* Could this be the Strauss highball glass by Bormioli?
DS9 The Circle, Playing Death Ferengi black hole, replicated
* My first impression was that this was a textured glass but I think the design is a reflection from the grid underneath.
* I also first thought it was a footed glass but I now think that's a reflection, too.
* So I no longer think it is either of the glasses shown below (middle and right).
* I suspect it was a votive holder.
* In the middle is the square Amaretto di Saronno glass (which has di Sarrono on the side).
* On the right, a mid-century blue-footed glass
* These look like the Tapio pattern by Iittala but the size doesn't match any of the pieces I can find.
* The listing described them as "just over 3.74" tall" but the Tapio champagne coupe is 4.75" tall and the sherry glass is 3.25"..
VOY Vis a Vis Trakian ale
* This is the High Life pattern by Holmegaard; probably the DOF size which is 8.5" tall
TOS Court Martial
* Described by the ebay seller I bought these from as Mid-Centruy Modern Paperweight Base Glasses.
* Ours are 3.5 inch tall, 3.125 inches at the rim, and the flat base is 1 inch wide.
* Described as "...a weighted base these items measure at just over 7 inches high with a 2.75 inch diameter lip."
* There was no mention of a bubble in the base so I do not think these are the Kosta Boda Pippi pattern, shown on the right, but the 9oz tumbler is very close in size and shape
* We are using the bud vase shown in the second row. Made by Libbey (#2824) and widely available it is 7.5 inches tall, 1.75 wide and holds 5 oz.
TNG Relics Aldebaran whiskey
* This might be the Duncan & Miller Carribean pattern
* Or the Cristal d'Arques Fuseau pattern
* Or the CB2 Spin glass candle holder shown on the right
DS9 The Wire Garak's Kanar glass
* Round fluted glass with subdued corners, 4 x 2.25 with 2.45 base
DS9 Rivals Gamzian wine, red
* This glass has what's called a "controlled bubble" or "bullicante" base.
* The shape of the glass makes me think it was a bud vase.
* We have a set of these champagne flutes with a blue base, 9.8" tall, 1.9" diameter but lip seems to be a bit too big.
* Shown below is the same glass both sideways and right-side-up.
TOS Journey to Babel
* These are called roly poly glasses. I see them on eBay all the time in red, blue and clear but not in these colors.
* Blendo makes a smooth glass in many colors but the color does not extend to the top.
* The Seneca Driftwood pattern comes in pink and purple but it is a textured glass and these look smooth.
* If the glasses are, in fact, textured, then Anchor Hocking Milano and Libbey Tiara are also textured and come in a variety of colors.
* We have the smooth ones (also made by Anchor Hocking) in red, and the textured ones in light pink and amethyst (not plum).
* On the left below are Blendo (on top) and Seneca Driftwood (on bottom)
TOS Journey to Babel
* These green and amber cordial glasses have a flared base and a ball or wafer stem.
TOS The Corbomite Maneuver
TOS The Enemy Within
TOS The Conscience of the King
TOS Court Martial
TOS The Journey to Babel
* The blue glass on the left has a pyramidal base
* The photo in the center is from a catalog that John sent me which featured these glasses (sold at one time by Roddenberry.com).
* John also alerted me to the fact that a member of another forum we belong to had these glasses for sale.
* I contacted him and was told he had the glasses copied in lead-free crystal by "a leading crystal manufacturer".
* As I had been unable to find these elsewere, I bought 2 pair from him in July 2010.
* At that time, he had two additional pair still available. Please contact me if you want his contact information.
* Our glasses are shown on the right. They appear to be a pretty good facsimile and I am pleased that they are lead-free.
TOS Is There in Truth No Beauty Antarean brandy
* Judel's Opticrystal Panel Optic cordial glass looks just like these but it is faceted and I can't tell whether these are or not.
* They might also be a bud vase. Shown on the left are the bud vases I found on eBay.
* Based on the size of the decanter in the middle image, which is 9 inches tall, the glasses would be between 7 and 8 inches.
* Update: I broke one of ours and found a replacement on eBay which still had the made in Mexico sticker on it!
* Our glasses are 7.25".
DS9 Paradise Lost Bolian tonic water
VOY Day of Honor mot'loch in Grail of Khaless
* This looks like a Viking design
VOY Eye of the Needle spinach juice
ENT Bound Gorn meridor
* I'm pretty sure this is the "Z-stem" by Libbey, also called the "Vibe" glass.
* Ours were etched by Woodeye Studios in a tribal pattern which looks very Klingon to me.
ENT Fallen Hero iced tea
* This looks like the Tapio beer glass by Iittala, 6.8" tall, 2.8 wide, 11oz capacity.
TNG Contagion (and others)
* One of the glasses from which Picard drank his Earl Grey tea, hot.
* These were made by Bodum. They make more than one style so be careful that you get the right one.
* Picard's drinking horn was made by Things Remembered.
* There are several versions of this mug available but the one by Things Remembered is supposedly the only "correct" one.
* These mugs were made by Highwave Highwave for people who sail. They are called "HotJo" mugs.
* The green ones in the center with the rounded handle are the "Joe Beene" style.
* The colors used on the show were custom made.
VOY Q and the Grey tea set
* Janeway's French Art Deco tea set, silver plate with rosewood handles, is a contemporary take on the Tonnelet tea service created in 1925 by Christian Fjerdingstadt for Christofle for use on the ocean liner Normandie. The design was discontinued, and then resurrected as "1925".
* It is available today at Geary's and Artedona .
* I found ours on eBay.
ENT, TNG, DS9, VOY Klingon bloodwine
* Klingon Bloodwine Mug.
* These are aluminum one quart measuring cups.
* The ones made by Volrath and Linconware have the WRONG LIP
* The correct one, with the riveted handle, is available from MJ Restaurant Supply .
* I have a small hand and prefer the one pint version.
* The mugs sold on eBay by intrep74656 are not screen-used but intrep74656 is Rick Sternbach so the labels he sells for them are from the master's hand, so to speak!
DS9 Babel Ferengi starduster
* This is a 12oz fluted acrylic parfait dish available from party stores like Smarty Had a Party .
* Because I don't like drinking out of plastic, we use these Queen Mary pink water tumblers, made by Anchor Hocking between 1936 and 1949.
TNG Up the Long Ladder Klingon chech'tluth
DS9 Profit and Lace Ferengi eelwasser
* I had heard that these mugs were used originally in The Ten Commandments.
* A cast of one mug from the collection of Doug Drexler (makeup, scenic art, graphic designer, illustrator, VFX artist, art direction and CG supervisor for the brand), auctioned by Propworx in Aug 2010, states that they WERE!
* (Shown here with permission from Alec Peters, owner of Propworx.)
* While this confirms that they were originally used in the Ten Commandments, it does not prove that they were made by the prop dept as the original mugs from which the cast was made propably were found items.
* They will be really hard to find now, almost 70 years later!
* I hope that whoever wins that cast will use it to make resin copies of the mugs
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Last Revised: June 29, 2010