A fantastic Victorian thistle dram coin glass dating to c1845.
It has a thistle bowl, with a superb array of cutting. A band of very narrow diagonal cuts, above a band to very fine prism cuts (incredable accuracy), above a band of fine diamonds, a band of slice cuts and a field of slightly larger fine diamonds at the base. Capstan stems above and below a hollow knop containing a silver 4 pence coin dated 1845. Star cut foot.
We have never seen another Thistle Dram glass with a coin in the stem. Neither have we seen another Thistle Dram glass with this overall quality and design of cutting. The glass weighs 161 grams, so a nice weight and the colour is as expected from the mid 19th century.
An exceptional glass, almost certainly out of one of the Scottish, Leith based glassworks.
Date & Origin
Scotland, c1845. Period of Victoria.
Exceptional quality. No chips, cracks, or restoration. Wear to the foot rim edge. This is a very special glass which has been treasured it's whole life.
Height: 12.7cm Rim diameter: 5.7cm, Foot diameter: 6.4cm.
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