Antique Tincture Glass with Capstan Stem c1820


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Heading : Antique tincture glass with capstan stem
Period : George IV / Regency – c1820
Origin : Engalnd
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Flared bucket
Stem : Capstan with medial balde knop
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 6.5cm height, 3.8cm diameter bowl, 4cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight: 35 grams

This was intended for medicinal purposes. for serving a tincture, frequently opiate based laudnum being the most well known. Anyone familiar with the works of Wordsworth and Coleridge will be familiar with the results of Kendal Black Drop a mixture of opium and nutmeg and their drug induced fantasies. It was De Quincey who unveiled the habits of the romantic poets in Confessions of an English Opium Eater and denuded their reputations for the remainder of their lives but enhanced his own as a result of his own addiction. Blatant hipocrisy when bringing down the famous is nothing new.

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Weight100 g


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