MISCELLANEOUS



Early Victorian blue mould-blown guest decanter

Early Victorian blue mould-blown guest decanter

This is what we believe to be a scarce, blue, Victorian, mould-blown guest decanter or spirit measure dating from the middle of the 19th century, c1840.   These were supposed to be given to guests, filled with their favourite tipple, to take to their bedside with them when retiring for the evening.  Others believe them to be spirit measures.  In any case a nice piece of glass.
 
The item is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear commensurate with some 150 years of use.  
 
The decanter is mallet-shaped and is decorated with ten moulded "fins" around the bowl and with a large ring to the neck, between two...

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Price: £75.00

Early Victorian cut glass scent or salts bottle

Early Victorian cut glass scent or salts bottle

This is what we believe to be an early Victorian, cut glass scent or salts bottle, dating from the beginning of the 19th century, c1840.  
 
The bottle is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base consistent with some 100+ years of use.  
 
The bottle is ovoid in cross-section and has been cut and then polished to produce eight vertical "fins".  There is a thick collar just under the rim which has been heavily cut into eight square panels each of which sports an eight-spoke star cut into the surface.  The design is replicated on a basal collar.  The polished base is plain and...

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Price: £35.00

Hand-blown pharmacy or apothecary jar and stopper

Hand-blown pharmacy or apothecary jar and stopper

This is what we believe to be a hand-blown, chemist or pharmacy bottle and stopper dating from the mid 19th century.  
 
The jar is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base consistent with some 150 years of use.  
 
The jar measures 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the everted, pouring rim.  The jar is plain and the base is slightly kicked-in.  The jar is 16.5 cm (6.6 inches) in height without the stopper and 19 cm (7.6 inches) with the stopper inserted.  There are no chips, cracks,  or any obvious evidence of restoration.   There is a rough pontil mark to the base.  It weighs 365 g. (~ 13 oz)....

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Price: £35.00

Late 19th century end of day frigger in the form of bellows

Late 19th century end of day frigger in the form of bellows

This is what we believe to be a late 19th, or early 20th century, glass frigger in the form of a pair of bellows featuring the Prince of Wales feathers.  Friggers were end of day items blown by glassmen using the remaining glass in the pot at the end of a shift.  They were allowed to use up the glass and sell what they made from it, but were not allowed to blow pieces that would compete with those they made for their employers.  The result was a range of fanciful end of day pieces, or friggers, that showed off the skills of the glass-blower and which were sold off to augment their salary.  A friend of mine was still making such pieces at Whitefriars in the 1960s.
 
The frigger is in excellent condition for its age.  It...

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Price: £175.00

Late Georgian baluster oil lamp

Late Georgian baluster oil lamp

This is what we believe to be a late Georgian, baluster glass oil lamp dating from the early 19th century, c1820.   
 
The lamp is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the bottom of the foot.
 
The lamp has a globular bowl measuring 9 cm (3.6 inches) in diameter.  The bowl sits on a capstan stem with a medial cushion knop.  The stem leads to a conical foot that measures 8.5 cm (3.4 inches) in diameter.  The lamp is 10.5 cm (4.2 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of...

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Price: £55.00

Late Georgian double lip rinser, basal broad flutes

Late Georgian double lip rinser, basal broad flutes

This is what we believe to be an early Victorian, double lip rinser dating from the middle of the19th century, c1840.  Rinsers were used to rest the small wine glasses used at the time in water so that they were clean for the next wine to be served.  The two lips are thought to allow a rinser to be shared between two people or to allow two different wine glasses to be rinsed at the same time.  Nowadays they are used for pot pourri or sweets and provide an inexpensive antique for the purpose.
 
The rinser is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with some 180 years of use.  The bowl is nicely...

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Price: £15.00


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