Etched glass champagne jug, c.1880

English blown glass champagne jug with intricately etched decoration made for the American market, with applied handle and cut glass base. Once this fragile jug was dropped, it was destined to live out the rest of its life on a shelf, for display purposes only

Small iron staples were carefully attached to both sides of the pig’s tail shaped crack to stabilize the break

Ewer stands 11-1/4″ tall

A skillful engraver etched the design of a lion attacking a bird of prey, possibly a coat of arms for a distinguished family

The other side of the ewer reveals a more conventional foliage pattern

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3 Responses to “Etched glass champagne jug, c.1880”

  1. BB says:

    I love the description, the pig’s tail shaped crack!

  2. oh oh oh, I love you just the way you are.

  3. JDL says:

    This is gorgeous! Its amazing to see this done with glass — the craftsman ship of the repair is even more amazing than the original object.

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