“Scottish Thistle” crystal cordial, c.1900

Tiny crystal cordial stemware made in Scotland by Edinburgh Crystal, stands a mere 3-1/2″ tall. The popular hand cut and etched “Scottish Thistle” design was first manufactured in 1896.

When the stem snapped, an iron sleeve was attached to join the two broken halves. A layer of gold paint was applied to the repair to help mask the exposed metal.

This example of an intact cordial shows its delicate stem.

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