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Pair Of Fine Victorian Acid Etched Glass Goblets c1875

Heading : Victorian glass goblets
Period : Victoria 1865-1880
Origin : England, most probably John Northwood of Stourbridge
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Round funnel, engraved and acid etched with ivy
Stem : Hollow slice cut with ball knop abobe a true baluster
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  18.0cm height,  8.8cm diameter bowl, 8.6cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  515grams 

The outline of the leaves has been engraved in a series of very fine parallel lines by machine. The veins in the leaves have been engraved by hand. The matt area within the leaves is acid etched.The result gives the perception of depth to the decoration.

This complex technique was devised by Northwood. The exact same form was also used for multiple designs that are known to be Northwood. On the balance of probabilities we may this confidently attribute this to John Northwood.

On an academic technical level these are great glasses. Judged by aesthetics alone, they are sublime


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