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Cut Bucket Bowl Rummer c1835

Heading : Cut bucket bowl rummer
Date : c1830 - 1840
Period : George IV - Victoria
Origin : England
Colour : Clear grey-blue hue
Bowl : Bucket, engraved with flame cut band above a field of deeply cut raised diamonds
Stem : Capstan with medial blade knop
Foot : Conical undercut with 24 point star
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 13cm tall, 9cm bowl and 8cm foot

Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None

Weight : 450 grams

"Star" type cuts on the underside of feet are too often overlooked. It is important to look at the mitre cuts themselves as they are a source of dating evidence.

On some early examples the opposing face of each cut often differ in length and width. These were made with two cuts. We have seen this tell ale indicator on a marriage glass dated as late as 1807.

On this example the mitre is uniform, however the polishing within the cut is not. As the cut narrows the polishing within the cut is progressively less effective and negligible in the base of the cut at the narrowest points. We have examined various glasses with "star" undercut feet from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. This "issue" with polishing mitre cuts had been solved by 1850-60. This was due to two factors. Firstly the ready availability of constant power with reliable delivery or torque at cutting wheels. Secondly the cutting tools and polishing tools and methods themselves.

A customer with a fifty year career in glass cutting who finished his professional career with Tudor crystal is writing an article on this very subject for us with a focus on "telltales" and production method.



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  • Product Code: 2019012206
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  • £90.00

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