Turn Over Rim Fan Cut Glass Bowl Square Base Anglo Irish George IV c 1825
A beautiful quality antique Anglo Irish everted or turned over rim fan cut, pedestal fruit bowl or comport. The bowl is made of lead glass on a square cut, square foot or base. The shallow dished bowl of the body is round in section, and not dissimilar in shape to an inverted Breton hat. Both the body and turned over rim have been cut with three bands of strawberry cut diamonds and the rim has a fan cut and serrated edge. The collared stem has a large central ball knop that has been facet cut with diamonds. The stem has a flared panel cut foot on the square shaped base which has been cut with seven bands of seven cross cut squares. Some collectors refer to this type of base cutting as hobnail cut.
This turnover rim bowl dates to the early 19th century, around 1825, during the reign of George IV in the late Georgian period. This relatively rare antique fruit bowl or salad bowl 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 outstanding quality fruit dish, in excellent antique condition with some inevitable very minor marks and chipping (nibbling) to the bottom of the rim. There are two slightly larger chips to the rim as shown in the images however, these are not very obvious. 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 this item as a centre bowl or pedestal bowl or perhaps a center bowl or Compote to our American customers.
This antique lead crystal comport is a highly decorative and very useful piece of Georgian glassware for the table or sideboard.
Overall Height 6 3/4 inches ( 17 cm)
Diameter 10 inches ( 25.4 cm)
Base width 4+ inches ( 10 cm)
Weight 1.916 grammes unpacked
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