Antique Bohemian Engraved Ruby Glass Tumbler, A Victorian Era "spa" Souvenir For Sale
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Antique Bohemian Engraved Ruby Glass Tumbler, a Victorian Era "Spa" Souvenir
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There is only one - please don't be confused by our side-by-side views of this tumbler. That has to do with the limitations of listing photo panels, so tall items are often best shown with 2 images side by side, giving detail of the item. That said, we have here a large tumbler, 4.5" tall and 3" diameter at top (not a shot cup, like so many) which has remarkably fine architectural engravings of 2 castles and would have been made for the early Grand Tour tourist souvenir trade, mid-1800s. These old ones are so beautifully crafted, it is a pleasure just to see such Old World artisan work, and collecting these is quickly addicting, they're so charming. They're better in person. Our photographer hasn't quite figured out the fine art of photographing glass. The architectural engravings on this one are as fine as any we've seen in museums or out, and equal those in the Decorative Arts Museum in Prague which has a particularly expansive and impressive collection of the old Czech and Bohemian glasswares from that region. This one fits right in. Very goot to excellent condition for age and type, this one came to us along with several other equally fine Bohemian art works in glass, crystal, and we hope you'll view them all and enjoy them. We only rarely acquire such nice pieces (and the nicest ones are what you expect to find in our shop, after all). Let me know if you need help finding others. There are no chips or cracks on this item, and no hairlines. There is very little, if any, loss to the ruby flashing, and overall it's just a gorgeous hand worked masterpiece of the genre and era. Nice larger than usual size, too. With the stemware base you see on this one, it is 4.5" tall, typical of the 'timbale' or wine glasses used in Europe in 1800s.
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