Georgian Era Cut Crystal Goblets With Lemon Squeezer Base At Retro Art Glass
Pair of antique European Georgian era 'lemon squeezer' base cut crystal goblets. These beautiful solid crystal goblets were hand-carved of quality heavy crystal of fine clarity. Beautiful lingering tone when plinked. Even the slightest touch along the rim will produce a ring. Exceptional quality and clarity. Circa mid 1800s. Maker unknown. The square 'lemon squeezer' base points to Ireland or England. They stand 3.75' tall with a 2.75' wide bowl. Each weigh ½ lb. One is a just slightly taller than the other. The 1 5/8' square bases were hand-carved with beveled edges and corners. One base is just slightly larger than the other. The decor on the bowl may have been mold blown, but is definitely hand-cut finished and heat polished. The stem was applied to the bowl with a wafer knop. The lemon-squeezer indention on the foot was achieved by pressing the crystal block into a mold. The foot is applied to the stem via graduating mounds. In near-perfect condition. In image 5, you can see a thin sliver off the inside rim of one goblet. The other goblet's rim is perfect. The goblet with the perfect rim has a thin sliver chip on the flat side edge of the square foot near a corner and on the seat near a corner (very small and do not show up in images), no damage to the beveled corners. The goblet with the sliver chip on the rim has two minute chiggers on the square foot, one on an upper corner and the one on the opposite corner on the lower side. It also has two tiny chiggers along the top edge of the square base, but these are nearly invisible and can be located by running a finger along the edge.
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