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18th century Georgian glass houses were always on the look out for more ways to extend the medium and create new products.  This category includes all glass objects and drinking glasses that do not easily fit into the stem classifications used to differentiate 18th century Georgian glasses.  Objects as varied as breast pumps, nipple guards, goldfish bowls, leech jars, pharmacy equipment, tazzas, comports, novelty glasses and tankards were all made in large quantities.  Glasses such as the boot glass shown on the right were initially made to poke fun at the Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain between 1762 and 1763.  



Massive leech jar or goldfish bowl

Massive leech jar or goldfish bowl

This is what we believe to be a scarce, massive, hand blown, mid-Georgian, leech jar or goldfish bowl dating from the mid 18th century, c1760.
   
The jar 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 250 years of use.  
 
The jar is in good grey glass and has an everted rim to the globe-shaped bowl.  The base has a rough pontil mark.  The jar measures 23 cm (9.4 inches) in diameter at its widest point, and is 31.5 cm (12.6 inches) in height.    Blown in two pieces the elegant folded foot measures 16.5 cm (6.6 inches) in diameter.  There is a 1 cm long graze to the foot...

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Price: £450.00

Pair of cut-glass oval dishes, Van Dyke border

Pair of cut-glass oval dishes, Van Dyke border

This is what we believe to be a pair of Georgian cut-glass oval dishes dating from the end of the 18th century, c1780.
   
The dishes are in excellent condition for their age.  This means, of course, that they show the age related wear and tear to the rims of the bases consistent with some 200+ years of use.  
 
The dishes measure 21.8 cm (8.7 inches) in length and 15.8 cm (6.3 inches) in width and stand 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in height.  The dishes have Van Dyke cut rims and large hobnail diamond cut sides.  The bases are star-cut.   There are the expected, very minor flea bites to some of the cut facets, especially to the tips of the rims.   There are no other...

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Price: £275.00

Plain bowl boot glass

Plain bowl boot glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, hand-blown, boot glass or stirrup cup, dating from the late 18th century, c1770.  Such glasses were used to mock the Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1762-1763 and the first Prime Minster of Scotland following the Act of Union.   
 
The glass 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 bowl and the foot commensurate with over 200 years of use.  
 
The glass measures 4.4 cm (1.7 inches) in diameter at the rim and stands 9.2 cm (3.7 inches) in height.  It carries a rough pontil mark to the heel of the boot.  The boot is plain. ...

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Price: £55.00


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