Ruby Glass Cranberry Lidded Bon-Bon Under Plate Greek Key Victorian 1860
An unusual shaped cranberry glass lidded dish with matching plate, both decorated with the Greek key pattern. This is a very decorative and good quality example of cranberry or ruby glass. with gilded highlighting. This lovely piece was probably produced by one of the Stourbridge makers and dates from around 1860.
This sweetmeat / candy dish or bon-bon has a round shape and an unusual gilded clear glass stalk handle resembling that found on a cherry or pumpkin, for example. It has a matching under plate or stand and both are decorated with a gilded Greek key pattern around the bowl, lid and rim of plate.
The dish stands 5 1/2 inches high and is approximately the same wide, at the widest point. The plate is 6 3/4 inches wide. Both items have lots of wear to their bases as you would expect to see with glassware for the table dating from this period.
Together they weigh 790g so quite heavy for their size. They are in good antique condition with wear to the gilding in places - particularly the handle and the rim of the plate, commensurate with age and use. This is a superb, highly decorative piece of cranberry glass and perfect to add to any collection or simply for display.