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William IV
 
William IV
William IV
William IV
William IV

"Mercury" Glass Taza, in two parts, both glass pieces, taza and base with etched vine leaf border ornament to the outside, the inside silvered and gilded in the bowl and with stopper seals to preserve silvering. 
This is an exceptionaal piece of "Mercury" Glass, the silvering  technique is in fact done with a solution of silver nitrate and grape sugar and heated. this technique dates to 1840 and coinsides with the invention of photography.
English, circa 1850

 

Ref No.: 101906
Origin: England
Year: circa 1840


Dimensions :
34 cms High (13.3 inches)
20 cms Wide (7.8 inches)

£495