March 26th, 2015 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day March 29th, 2015 Palm Sunday March 30th, 2015 Seward's Day March 31st, 2015 César Chávez Day April 2nd, 2015 Pascua Florida Day April 2nd, 2015 World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd, 2015 Maundy Thursday April 3rd, 2015 Good Friday April 4th, 2015 United Nations' Mine Awareness Day April 4th, 2015 Holy Saturday April 4th, 2015 First day of Passover April 5th, 2015 Easter Sunday April 6th, 2015 Easter Monday April 7th, 2015 United Nations' World Health Day April 7th, 2015 Day to Remember Rwanda Genocide Victims April 10th, 2015 Orthodox Good Friday April 11th, 2015 Last day of Passover April 11th, 2015 Orthodox Holy Saturday April 12th, 2015 International Day of Human Space Flight April 12th, 2015 Orthodox Easter April 13th, 2015 Orthodox Easter Monday April 15th, 2015 Father Damien Day April 15th, 2015 Tax Day April 16th, 2015 Yom HaShoah April 16th, 2015 Emancipation Day April 20th, 2015 Patriot's Day April 21st, 2015 San Jacinto Day April 22nd, 2015 Administrative Professionals Day April 22nd, 2015 Earth Day April 22nd, 2015 Oklahoma Day April 23rd, 2015 Yom HaAtzmaut April 23rd, 2015 World Book and Copyright Day April 24th, 2015 Arbor Day April 25th, 2015 World Malaria Day April 26th, 2015 World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2015 Confederate Memorial Day
18th Century Cut Glass Sweetmeat With Domed Foot, Circa 1750 For Sale
This is an 18th century sweetmeat (desert) glass circa 1750. Its bowl, stem and domed foot are elaborately cut. The glass is made of very fine heavy lead crystal. The underside of the foot has a rough pontil and appropriate base wear. This is a substantial piece, weighing just under a pound.
Sweetmeat glass were used to displaydeserts, dried fruitsand other snacksat the formal dinnersof the very wealthy during the 18th century.
A similar example is shown in Miller's Antique Checklist, Mark West, p. 133. A nearly identical example is show in A History of English and Irish Glass, WA Thorpe, pl. CVII. Both examples are dated 1750.
The glass has two chips in the bowl rim and a few small nicks in the foot rim. See photos. Cut glass of this period got a lot of use and is often found with some chips or restoration.
A skilled restorer could easily clean up the issues.
Height: 6 3/8" Bowl: 4 1/2" Foot:3 6/8"
Note: As a very general rule 18th century stemmed glasses show larger foot rims than bowl rims. Sweatmeet glasses are the consistent exception to this rule.
This item has been shown 0 times.
18th Century Cut Glass Sweetmeat With Domed Foot, Circa 1750: $129