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Crystalware hire for the film and TV industry

Cumbria Crystal is Britain’s last remaining manufacturer of luxury, handcrafted lead crystal barware and stemware.
Due to authentic manufacturing processes, we only place around 50% of our production time into our standard, full price collections. The remainder of the time produces our glassware, which we have made available for hire. This means we should be able to deliver most hired crystalware quickly, and at significantly reduced rates. 


The Darkest Hour | Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures and Working Title Films


Typical rates are as follows:

Week 1 (10%)

Week 2 (7.5%)

Week 3 (5%)

Week 4+ (2.5%)

Damages / losses - Full replacement value of goods + 100% hire fee

Purchases (first option to buy back goods)

P&P – Delivery TBC


Downton Abbey | Carnival Productions and WGBH

Standard quality products can be supplied if necessary, but we may need to make these especially for you (between 2-8 weeks depending on the product and demand). We can advise promptly if this is of interest to you.


The benefits of hiring glassware from Cumbria Crystal are: 

  • We supply luxury crystal on competitive hire terms
  • We can deliver more quickly & potentially in larger quantities
  • The hire of bespoke, quality products is possible
  • We have a broad range of products and styes available
  • We offer a variety traditional and more contemporary styles
  • You directly support two endangered British crafts and some of the last craftsmen and women in the country who have these skills; great PR and sustainability stories
  • Access to a named contact within the company
  • Damaged or lost goods cost you less.

 Daniel Craig drinking from a Grasmere whisky glass in Casino Royal

James Bond | EON, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, United Artists and Sony Pictures

The benefits to us when hiring out crystalware are:

  • The crystal we have lovingly made can serve a useful purpose as it is not scrapped and remelted
  • Helps support at least one apprentice at the company
  • Supports British craftsmanship and two endangered heritage crafts
  • Exposure of the brand to a wider audience.


Our crystal epitomises the image of success, luxury living, achievement and glamour which many people aspire to. Our crystal has been used in many films – however, this is the first time that we have made a concerted effort to offer broader access to our collections. 


Peaky Blinders | Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect

Productions we have supplied to include, but are not exclusive to;

  • Downton Abbey
  • The Crown
  • 007's Casino Royale
  • Darkest Hour
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Poirot
  • Behind Her Eyes
  • Bohemian Rapsody
  • Poldark

You can view our selection of e-brochures here.

If you would like to discuss a potential order, gather further information regarding our crystal or require a quote, please email

The Crown | Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television