Large Victorian Engraved Sweetmeat Glass c1860

£75.00 $100.07 Product Code: 2019091402

Date & Origin 

England, c1860. Period of Victoria

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 12cm Rim diameter: 12.2cm Foot diameter: 8.8cm.

Weight

210 grams

Technical Description 

A wonderful mid 19th century sweetmeat glass. It has a wide cup bowl engraved with ferns above a shoulder and basil nopped stem. Conical foot with polished pontil 

Historical Relevance 

The 'Pony Express' mail service used horseback riders in 157 Pony Express relay stations across the prairies, plains, deserts, and mountains of the Western United States to deliver messages between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in about ten days. After only 1 year, in March 1861 after suffering large losses and not gaining the mail contract The Pony Express Company ceased trading.

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