A Victorian Cut Glass Covered Bonbon or Sweetmeat Jar - Antique circa 1860 (Code 8276)
A fine quality early Victorian cut glass jar and cover. It dates around 1850-60 and shows the fading influence of the Regency period. Glassware was very rarely marked from this period as per this item but it has the look and glass type typically used by the Richardsons glass factory, and it may well be from this manufacturer.
The jar would have been used for sweetmeats, bonbons etc and is a little too large for a honey jar although it shares that shape and styling. The glass is good quality lead type and is deeply cut with flat flutes down both the body and through the foot. The rim has decorative cutting to a high standard. The lid is the original and matches in colour and cut, the knop is hollow formed.
A great looking and substantial piece which would make an impressive feature.
Generally good, very minor nicks and nibbles to the lid. Some chips and nibbles to the decorative cut rim, which is almost inevitable for this type of item, none of the damage is spoiling though. Good genuine wear to the foot. Overall a nicely presenting and impressive piece.
Height 31.5 cms (12.5 inches) including lid
Width 16.5 cms (6.5 inches) across rim
Weight 1930 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 8276 DC13-2
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