The pineapple cutting and high quality ormolu is consistent wuth this. However, even a casual study similar pieces made from 1800 to 1830 will show thet the ormolu bases were for the most part less elaborate, indeed plain. The lions paw feet with acanthus
An oddity for the 19th century glass or medical collection or simply a good conversation piece. A leech jar with its distinctive wide, folded lip. Smaller than the more elaborate porcelain jars of period apothecary shops from which the leeches would be tr
Originally used to keep comestible cool at the dining table. When filled with ice they wil hold six oysters, native or rock. A bowl may also be stood on the base and ice packed around to chill the butter or dessert therein
Try as we might we have not managed to attribute this paperweight to a manufacturer. St Louis, Clichy, Baccarat all made the same style and they were also produced by several of the Bohemian manufactories.
When is a teapot not a teapot ? When its a kettle. Glass teapots are known from the 18th century, the earliest we have seen being a facet cut example within the V&A dating to around 1780. I remember pyrex teapots in the 70s and have seen many a modern
he same stopper shape may be found on "Sarsons Virgin Vinegar" bottles from the mid 1880s. The stopper is not ground, indicating that it was intended to be held in the neck to control the flow of liquid.