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Irish Waterford Kettledrum Bowl Samuel Miller Pattern c1800

Heading : A Waterford glass kettledrum bowl
Date :
Period :
George III
Origin :
Waterford, Ireland (Penrose or Gatchell tenure)
Colour :
Clear, slate grey blue hue
Body :
Kettledrum. A dentil cut rim above a band of large diamonds decorated with strawberry diamonds abobe a blaze cut band.
Base :
Plain stem with triple annulated knop and lemon squeezer foot
Glass Type : Lead.
Size :  Height 21.5cms, diameter 22cms
Condition : Exemplary. A single flake chip in the foot only
Restoration : None
Weight :  2201grams

An incredible survivor in wonderful condition. We always avoid attributions to Ireland whenever possible. Irish glass always attracts a premium and this is why there is more 18th century "Irish glass" in circulation today than ever before.

This is one of those few occasions when the attribution is beyond question. Firstly the the source. Secondly the form and colour. Finally the design of the bowl, this is a documented Waterford design and is within the drawings held by the Museum of Ireland. The drawings all date from twenty to twenty five year period from around 1820 onwards that were collected by a foreman Sam Miller.

This example, differs in one aspect, it has an earlier lemon squeezer foot and not a circular radial cut foot. The colour is darker than the "brilliant crystal" examples known to have been made after Waterford white crystal was finally developed in 1811.





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  • Product Code: 21021111
  • Availability: Sold
  • £875.00

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