Georgian "Lyre Harp" Engraved Port Glass c1820

£75.00 $100.07 Product Code: 2021032305

Date & Origin 

England, c1820. 

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown. No chips cracks or restoration

Dimensions 

Height: 9.5cm Rim diameter: 6.6cm Foot diameter: 6.6cm.

Technical Description 

A glass with a story is a story worth telling, as my Mother used to say. 

 

A cup bowl with a lower band of slice cutting, the upper bowl engraved with a cartouch containing the initials MR, the opposite having an engraved Lyre harp with the letters TIPS engraved below. Thin capstan stem above a conical foot with a polished pontil.

Comments

A delightful and very personal glass, perhaps a retirement present or a 'love' glass. It was obviously made for or gifted to MD, the cartouch itself being particularly delicate with polished detailing. Very much a toasting glass, the engraved Lyre and letters TIPS (be with you)...

 

May happiness be with you...as you lift your glass to have your next sip of port.

 

Personally, being a port lover myself, I can say that the bowl has excellent proportions and I would be very happy to make use of it for an evening. 

 

 

 

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