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Pair of Bristol 18th Century Lead Glass Baskets c1780

Heading : Pair of 18th century lead glass baskets
Date : c1780
Origin : Probably Bristol. Possibly Liege, Belgium, or The Netherlands 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Flared bucket, strands of glass form a lattice around a solid base. 
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 12cm tall, 17cm bowl, 13cm foot

Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None

Weight :   1221 grams

The presence of lead oxide does guarantee that these were made in the England. The moulded pattern on the base is unlike any of the soda glass examples that we have sold previously and the vermifom decoration around the base has not been seen before. These do not  have handles, unlike the Liege examples. We believe that they were most probably made in Bristol on balance of probabilities.

Known as "traforato" (perforated in Italian) this type of basket was made throughout northern Europe (most notably Liege) but these examples are most likely from Bristol. There are multiple examples on the Corning Museum's website under "glass basket" 


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  • Product Code: 2019020913
  • Availability: Sold
  • £575.00

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