Stunning 1840's Mercury or Silvered Glass Etched Wine Glass with a deep gold wash interior. Silvered or "Mercury glass" is a blown, double walled glass, and has liquid silver between the layers. Actual mercury was only in use in early mirrors, but never used for glasses or other serving pieces.
This goblet is in wonderful condition, with a few bubbles and irregularities as part of the character and charm. Has an open pontil on the bottom. A delightful addition to your collection, decorative to display as is, perfect to hold your favorite rose.
- Measures 5-1/4"h x 3-1/8".
We have 2 small and beautiful pieces of original 1840's (or earlier) Victorian mercury glass that came out of a Devon house, both found together and both related in design. See the other piece listed on antiques atlas site. The condition is great with many old bubbles and irregularities as part of the character and charm. The shape is roemer like, or a small goblet in appearance.
This has an uncorked pontil base, and a deep gold wash interior, see photos. A rare and beautiful design and early piece of original glass. NOTE: The black you see in the center of the pitcher is my own reflection, me attempting to take the photo. It is always a feat to take photos of mirrored objects.