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This section of the web site shows those pieces that we have sold in the last year or so.  Prices have been removed.  If you would like to buy a piece similar to one shown in this section then please let us know and we will try to find one for you that meets your requirements.



Baluster stem oil (lacemaker's) lamp

Baluster stem oil (lacemaker's) lamp

This is what we believe to be a large, English, baluster oil lamp or "lacemaker's lamp" dating from the late 18th century, c1780.  

The lamp is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the globe (where the brass fitting for the lamp would have sat) and to the rim of the foot commensurate with 250+ years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the oil reservoir bowl.

The lamp is made in three pieces with an oil reservoir bowl at the top measuring 7.0 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter at the middle.  The bowl is extruded through to a short hollow "stem" which is fitted to the body of the lamp. The body of...

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Baluster stem oil lamp with handle and thumb rest

Baluster stem oil lamp with handle and thumb rest

This is what we believe to be an English, baluster oil lamp or "lacemaker's lamp" dating from the late 18th century, c1790.  An almost identical example appears in Keith Kelsall's book - "The Open Flame Lamp"

The lamp is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the globe (where the brass fitting for the lamp would have sat) and to the rim of the foot commensurate with 200+ years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the oil reservoir bowl.

The lamp is made in four pieces with an oil reservoir bowl at the top measuring 8.0 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at the middle.  The bowl is extruded...

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Baluster sweetmeat, with heavily cut bowl

Baluster sweetmeat, with heavily cut bowl

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, English, baluster, sweetmeat glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1755.  

The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with 200+ years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated.

The glass has a cup bowl measuring 8.6 cm (3.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl has a heavily cut rim and the bowl is decorated with a band of large cut hobnails between two prism cuts.  The bowl sits on a collar and a baluster stem with a medial swollen knop.  The stem leads to a plain, domed foot which measures 9 cm (3.6 inches) in diameter.  The...

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Baluster tazza

Baluster tazza

This is what we believe to be an English, baluster, Georgian tazza dating from the early 18th century, c1730.  

The tazza is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot commensurate with 200+ years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.

The tazza has a shallow bowl measuring 32 cm (12.8 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on two cushion knops and a true baluster stem.  The stem leads to a domed and folded foot which measures 14.5 cm (5.8 inches) in diameter.  The tazza is 11.5 cm (4.6 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of...

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Baluster tazza

Baluster tazza

This is what we believe to be an English, baluster, Georgian tazza dating from the early 18th century, c1730.  

The tazza is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot commensurate with 200+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.

The tazza has a shallow bowl measuring 21.5 cm (8.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a collar, a triple annulated knop, a short piece of plain stem, a large cushion knop, and another small length of plain stem. The stem leads to a domed and folded foot which measures 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter.  The tazza is 10 cm (4 inches) in height.  There...

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Baluster toasting glass, trumpet bowl, conical foot

Baluster toasting glass, trumpet bowl, conical foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian baluster toasting glass dating from the early 18th century, c1740. Toasting glasses were made to be broken after a single use by snapping the stem, hence the stem being so thin.  They were made with slim stems so that they might be broken after toasting the health of one of the great beauties of the time.  It was considered rude to toast a second lady with the same glass, so they were broken after the toast.   
 
The glass 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 commensurate with 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the...

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