A Victorian Engraved Sweetmeat Glass c1855

Heading : A Victorian Engraved Sweetmeat Glass
Period : Victoria 1840-1870
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Cup shaped. Engraved decoration of interwoven leaves and seed heads.
Stem : Hollow. Blade knop merese and cushion
Foot : Domed and folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.3cm height,  12.2cm diameter bowl, 10.0cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  346grams 

This glass has been problematic. The clarity of the glass is high. The domed and folded foot suggests an earlier sate than the engraving but the fluid engraved design is typical for the period 1840 to 1870. The fold on the foot is thicker than 18th century equivalents and the wear on the foot is inadequate for an earlier glass. The junction between the stem and bowl is typically mid 19th century.

The capacity is too great for this to have been intended for champagne when made, however I would fill this with bottled beer every evening.

 

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  • £125.00


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