Just returned from Falmouth in Cornwall where I bought this lovely lemonade(?) set. Normally I avoid amber glass :x like the plague, but couldn't resist buying this set, plus another piece of amber glass. It must have been all those pasties and pints of Doom Bar!!! :roll:
I was told by the seller that it was a wedding present to her husband's grandmother when she married. The seller was about 60-ish, and working back maybe 20 years for each generation, I reckon it could be 80/90 years old or thereabouts. (might even be older?) It seems such a shame to sell something with such a family connection, but I guess needs must...
I am not sure how to describe it, but the cut-glass jug which is 7" high, has a swag type pattern with a pedestal(?) star cut base. The top is fluted. Looking in my Lyle Pocket Guide, I would guess it is neo-classical design but perhaps someone can confirm.
Its always great to have a little personal history attached to pieces of glass, but can anyone help date the set. I am only guessing that it is for lemonade. Could it have been made by Webb or one of the other English glass makers? Falmouth has a long seafaring history, so there is always the possibility that it was brought home from overseas.
Many thanks - Anne E.B. :lol: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/7699ec48.jpghttp://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/a3572524.jpghttp://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/falmouthglass003.jpg