Large 19th Century Victorian Glass Porron Decanter c1880

£175.00 $221.67 Product Code: 2019081104

Date & Origin 

England, c1880. Period of Victoria.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 20.5cm Diameter: 16cm.

Weight

460grams

Technical Description 

An excellent 19th-century glass porron with silver-plated caps and silver chain. Superb fruiting vine cutting. Used for pouring wine directly to the mouth. One of the best examples we have seen. 

Historical Relevance 

Sir William Armstrong's home becomes the first to use electric light
The mansion created at Cragside in Rothbury (Northumberland) by the Scottish architect Richard Norman Shaw was designed to incorporate every modern convenience. Built for the engineering magnate Sir William Armstrong, it was called 'the palace of a modern magician'. Swan's new electric lamps were powered by water from a local stream through a dynamo-electric generator.

 

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