Edwardian Style English Cut And Ground Crystal Liqueur Bottle


Calculate shipping cost
Particular and elegant liqueur bottle made of cut and ground crystal; the shape is truncated cone-shaped, on the neck, there are two rings, also ground, that make the bottle's handle easier and remind those present on Georgian decanters; the body has been completely cut and ground by hand with a simple and linear geometrical decoration but of high-quality manufacturing; the bottom is ground in the shape of a star; the cap, trunk conical as well, but reversed, is cut with the same motif, and develops upwards in order to give impulse to the design of the bottle. The bottle was produced in Edwardian style between 1933 and 1936 in England during the reign of George V. A crystal with a percentage of 30% of lead oxide (a material developed in England by George Ravenscroft in the second half of the seventeenth century), very brilliant and transparent, was used. The high index of refraction has been enhanced by master craftsmen following the old and complex glassmaking techniques in the processing of the object: first, it was cut and ground on the lathe with an emery wheel fed continuously by a jet of abrasive sand and water, then went over with a wheel of fine-grained sandstone also fed with water, then polished through a wheel of cork bark wet with a mush of water and pumice, this was done in order to make surfaces more transparent and lastly, the polishing was done with a felt wheel wet with a paste of water, iron oxide, and cerium oxide, for the cork the usual procedure was done. The result is a bottle with extraordinary light effects and reflections and a high refractive index. Measures: diameter 16cm, height 29cm.

Current list price: €320,00

Your name:

Your e-mail:

Your offer (€):

Your message to the seller:

A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery. Buyer pays return shipping.
Place of origin:
United Kingdom
English Traditional
Dimensions (cm):
29H x 16DI
Dimensions (inch):
11,42H x 6,30DI
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
Inventory ID:
Payment options:
Credit card,
Debit card
Shipping options:
International - YES
Shipping regions:

Latest items

Published in Furniture, Lighting, Decorative Objects and Fine Art categories