Late 19th century (c1880) Deceptive glass.

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‘Deceptive’ glasses were so called simply because they appeared to hold more than they actually did due to the shape of the glass. This one consists of a heavy plain bowl over an inverted baluster stem with a shallow conical foot. It has a ground and polished pontil scar and is made of ‘Tale’ glass having good striations to bowl and foot. Minor seeds introduced during manufacture are present.

‘Tale’ glass was the cheapest form of glass produced and was used for the commonest or ‘disposable’ items.


Height: 11.7 cm. Bowl diameter: 5.3 cm at rim. Foot diameter: 6.4 cm

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