A portrait of the perfect glass conveys the skills of the artisan who created it. It may reflect the innocence of fragility or the reassurance of solidity, the wit of whimsy or the hint of hauteur. A sense of rightness envelops the beverage it contains, be it the effervescence of champagne or the serenity of sherry. Regardless of weight, the perfect glass is soft to the touch, caressing the hand that holds it. It is well worth the price of perfection.