Silver Topped Georgian Glass Cruet Bottle c1755
Heading : A Georgian glass cruet bottle
Date : c1740-1765
Origin : England
Colour : Clear, goed dark hue
Body: Baluster shaped. Graduated scallop cut diamonds
Base : Disc foot. Sixteen point star cut. The length and width of of each petal is highly inconsistent
Glass Type : Lead
Size : Overall height 19.5cm
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. The underside of the foot is matt, we cann this "mossing" and is entirely consistent with age.
Restoration : None
Weight : 413 grams
During the 18th century sugar was still produced in 'loaves' and had to be broken down into granules for use. Sifters were used on the table and for tea as a way of ensuring that your guests only received the finer granules.
This handsome example has a white metal (tests as silver) pierced top with foliate engraving and a beautifully cut pear shaped body. There are numerous references within major collections including the V and A, most are dated to 1740 to 1760 with some examples 1750-1760
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