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Concentric Millefiori Glass Goblet c1900

Heading : A most unusual glass goblet with mille fiori
Period : Victoria- George V 1890 - 1920
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Bucket shape with five concentric mille fiori design
Stem : Baluster knowp with mille fiori
Foot : Low conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  18.0 cms height,  8.8cm diameter bowl, 8.3cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  536 grams 

This has been problematic. A concentric close pack design was used in the base of much smaller drinking glasses by Whitefriars. Saint Louis produced wine glasses in the mid 19th century with concentric close pack designs within the feet but not the knops, this is late 19th century at best , the foot was made with the aid of a foot board.

Walsh Walsh experimented with cloise pack millefiori in drinking glasses in the 1920s as did HG Richardson in the late 19th century and finally Hill Ouston were making perfume bottles and possinbly wine glasses with millefiori in the 1930s.

The close pack is air beaded and this tends to be associated with Saint Louis, the colour scheme is most similar to Whitefriars examples however we could not find any Whitefriars examples of this shape and with two millefiori elements, only one in the base of a lipped bucket bowl. Murano is also a possibility but this is lead glass and very heavily blown

This is the most circuitous way of making no attribution. We stronly favour HG Richardson stourbridge.

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20060304
  • Availability: Sold
  • £280.00

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