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The sensations of wine enhanced in a truly unique glass

An exquisite wineglass coated in genuine Japanese urushi* lacquer? Hoodathunkit? Quite apart from its 'medicinal' qualities, the world loves wine both for its myriad of delicate flavors and as a celebration of culture. The TELEGRAM is designed to enhance this enjoyment, whatever the occasion, by adding urushi's inherent warmth and softness to the experience.

The outer surfaces are undercoated in white urushi followed by the mellow glow of deep red or jet black with a finish so superb, it's hard to believe it is hand-painted! While the application of color accentuates the elegant design of the Riedel crystal glass, the opaque inner whiteness enhances the appearance of the 'tears of wine' while allowing the wine's true color - disturbed by surrounding surfaces in a transparent glass - to be fully appreciated.

Urushi has been used throughout Japan's long history, sometimes as an adhesive agent, sometimes as a coating to preserve the external walls of buildings, or to protect armor and weapons. Today, it continues to be used for everyday tableware. The name TELEGRAM was conceived of a desire to transmit Japan's 9,000 year urushi culture into the future, as well as beyond Japan's shores, in an innovative form. A wonderful gift for wine lovers everywhere.

*Urushi is the Japanese word for lacquer.

Product Details

Selling Agency Japan

TELEGRAM Bourgogne in ENJI (Deep Red)

  • Riedel wineglass base
  • Height: 210 mm (8.3 in.)
  • Capacity: 700 cc (23.7 fl. oz.)

TELEGRAM Bordeaux in SHIKKOKU (Jet Black)

  • Riedel wineglass base
  • Height: 225 mm (8.7in.)
  • Capacity: 610 cc (20.1 fl. oz.)

Care Tips

  • Always wash by hand using a mild detergent. Abrasive sponges and steel wool can cause scratches and damage to lacquer ware.
  • The glassware setting on your dishwasher is not suitable for lacquer ware.
  • Do not use in a microwave oven.
  • Beware of sudden changes in temperature, especially rapid cooling, as this may damage the lacquer.
  • Do not store knives, forks, spoons and other implements inside the glass.
  • The characteristic slight odor of the lacquer will disappear naturally with use. If you're concerned, wash carefully with a mild detergent and rinse with warm water.
  • In very rare cases, lacquer ware may cause an allergic reaction. If so, discontinue use immediately, and consult a dermatologist.
  • The urushi lacquer coating may show a very slight uneven color, texture or luster due to being hand-painted.

・All the products handling in ALEXCIOUS are the genuine products from the original makers.
・The colors in the product photos may differ slightly from the actual product.
・The design, specifications, appearance, and price of products are subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews

  • Jun

    By Beautiful wine glass
    Age: 40s
    I really enjoy drinking wine by using this beautiful "Urushi" coated wineglass. I love it.

Urushi Coated Wineglass


¥ 58,824 - ¥ 60,447
Approx. USD 398.02

Shipping Fee

¥ 4,500
(Approx. USD 30.45)
Gift wrapping available
  • Bordeaux x SHIKKOKU (Jet Black)


    ¥ 58,824
    Domestic: Delivery in 8-9 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.
  • Bourgogne x ENJI (Deep Red)


    ¥ 60,447
    Domestic: Delivery in 8-9 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.

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Guide for Ordering Procedures

Order Procedures

  1. 1
    Placing an Order

    Orders can be made anytime.

  2. 2
    Confirmation Mail

    An automated mail will be delivered from ALEXCIOUS after an order has been placed.

  3. 3
    Approximate Shipping Date Mail

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  4. 4
    Shipment Confirmation Mail

    A confirmation mail will be sent with the voucher number that indicates that the product has been shipped.

  5. 5
    Arrival of the Product

    After the order has been delivered, we request that you kindly rate our product on the review page.

Delivery and Wrapping

Shipping Method Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service
Shipping Fee
¥ 880
Estimated Delivery Date
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
Ship from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
EMS Tracking Info Site
Insurance Included
Wrapping Message card (+ 110JPY / texts can be personalized) and gift wrapping (+ 550JPY) options are available. (Gift wrapping materials may be different from the image due to the size or shape of the product.)

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