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