A beautiful quality antique Anglo Irish turned over rim facet cut, lidded lead glass butter dish on a plain foot. Both the body and lid have three bands of hexagonal facet cutting and the visible rims have short pillar cuts. The domed lid has a facet cut ball knop with bands of eight facets and an inset lower rim to positively locate on the inside of the main body.
The bowl of the body is round in section with short straight sides below the everted or turned over rim, the base has a polished pontil. This butter dish dates to the early 19th century, around 1810, the early Regency to late Georgian period. This relatively rare antique butter dish made of hand blown lead crystal glass with a greyish tinge, that has been beautifully hand cut. It is most probably Irish in origin, possibly from Waterford.
A very attractive and great quality butter dish, in excellent antique condition with some inevitable very minor marks and chipping (nibbling) to the bottom of the base. There is a tiny, less than 1 mm, chip to the bottom of the pillar cutting on the rim of the lid. No cracks nor restoration.. The body has the usual bubbles and other minor inclusions and tool marks within the metal and wear to the base commensurate with age and use.
Some collectors may refer to these items as a bon-bon dish or trinket pot.
This antique butter dish is a very decorative and useful piece of Georgian glassware for the table or sideboard. Free UK shipping on this item.
Overall Height 5 3/4 inches ( 14.7 cm)
Diameter 4 3/8 inches ( 11 cm)
Base Height 2 5/8 inches ( 6.7 cm)
Weight 348 grammes unpacked
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