Summary

Etched glass and silver plate-mounted ewer, manufactured in England, circa 1880.

This elegantly shaped glass ewer would most likely have held wine and would have been placed either on the dining table, or a nearby sideboard during a meal. The bulbous blown glass body is acid-etched, giving a frosted background to the fine, delicate tendrils that spread upwards from the ewer's base. The spout, handle and neck are mounted in foliate engraved silver plate, that fans out across the body in a pierced collar.

Physical Description

Moulded bulbous glass ewer with electro plate neck, handle and lid. Etched and frosted glass body with all over fine tendril vine pattern in low-relief. Base crimplene effect. Silver plate neck engraved with hanging leaves and flowers above pierced collar. Scallop shell finial on lid. No markings.

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