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A Fine Cut Glass Serving Rummer c1825

Heading : A very fine cut glass serving rummer
Period : George III- George IV
Origin : England or Ireland
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Incurved bucket with a wide field of sharp diamonds set within prismatic cut bands. Four pint capacity
Stem : Capstan
Foot : Conical 32 point star cut
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  23.5 cm height,  14.8cm diameter bowl, 13cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks . There is a 4mm long piece of clinker in the bowl above the uppermost cut band. There are a multitude of fine scratches on the underside of the foot. In combination they have matted wear line on the foot, we often refer to this as "mossing".
Restoration : None 
Weight:  1913grams 

The combination of fields of sharp diamonds set between prismatic cut bands is invariably associated with Gatchell's glass house in Waterford.  The fact that an early 19th century piece of glass is cut in such a manner does not make it Irish.

The finest cutting in the late 18th and early 19th century was undertaken in Warrington and not Waterford. Amy Seaman, Robert Patten, Josiah Perrin and William Geddes (from Leith, Scotland) were producing the finest cut glass in Europe.  The angled prismatic cuts around the base of the bowl not a common feature on Irish glassware.

This serving rummer, a punch bowl in all but name, is the finest example we have seen in more than a decade.


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  • Product Code: 20101722
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  • £325.00

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