"Bristol" Blue monteith or bonnet glass

Stock Number: 2871

This is what we believe to be an English, Georgian, "Bristol" Blue monteith (or bonnet) glass dating from the mid to late 18th century, c1780.  These were called salts in America.

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 consistent with over 200 years of use.    

The glass has a double ogee bowl measuring 6.2 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is wrythened in two opposing directions resulting in a honeycomb effect.  The bowl sits on a moulded, fluted collar, and a conical foot which measures 5.7 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter.  Glasses used for sweetmeats always had feet smaller than the bowl rims to make it easier to stack more of them on the serving tazzas.  The glass itself is 7.1 cm (2.8 inches) in height.  There is a burst bubble scar at the lower level of the bowl of approximately 4 mm in diameter.  There are no significant chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  

It is made from lead metal.

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"Bristol" Blue monteith or bonnet glass"Bristol" Blue monteith or bonnet glass
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