If you want to drink from the 'glass of kings', add Moser glassware to your Christmas wishlist. Founder Ludwig Moser decided in 1837 to produce lavish handblown and elaborately engraved glasswork that would grace aristocratic tables. He achieved his goal and the tradition of quality continues to this day, as does the brand's roster of eminent patrons, which includes Queen Elizabeth II, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain, Pope John Paul II and China's foreign affairs minister Tang Jiaxuan to name a few. But brace your bank balance as these babies don't come cheap. Some items, such as the vase engraved with birds ($24,500), could blow the Christmas budget sky-high; others, like the set of six coloured hock glasses (left; $1,300 each) and the animal print tumblers (above; $1,200 each), are slightly more affordable. The collection is being showcased at Lane Crawford and Moser's master engraver Tomas Lesser is giving a demonstration at the Pacific Place store in Admiralty today from 3pm to 6.30pm.