Graduated scallop cut diamonds Base : Disc foot. The length and width of of each petal is highly inconsistent Glass Type : Lead Size : Overall height 19.5cm Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. The underside of the foot is matt with fine scratches, we call this "mossing" and is entirely consistent with age. Restoration : None Weight : 413 grams.
During the 18th century sugar was still produced in'loaves' and had to be broken down into granules for use. Sifters were used on the table and for tea as a way of ensuring that your guests only received the finer granules. This handsome example has a white metal (tests as silver) pierced top with foliate engraving and a beautifully cut pear shaped body.I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department. The item "Silver Topped Georgian Glass Cruet Bottle c1755" is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Bottles".
The seller is "eric-knowles-the-hoard" and is located in High Wycombe. This item can be shipped worldwide.