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Author Topic: Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?  (Read 130 times)

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Offline Della

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Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:39:36 PM »
Hi  ;D
What would this have been used for? And when would it date to?
My first thought was a sweetmeat, but it is incredibly shallow.
Not a champagne, I would think, due to the edges.
Made in 3 parts with some clouding within the bubble stem. Ground and polished pontil scar.
97 mm high
100 mm diameter bowl which is roughly 20 mm deep

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Re: Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 09:28:04 PM »
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Just a shot in the dark but it does have similarities to Victorian and Georgian patch stand's in term's of size however i have not seen one with a rim cut like that before they are usually upturned to keep the small patches safe. Just a thought nothing concrete. Does not seem to have enough wear on the base for those sort's of date's maybe just for pins or similar?

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Re: Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 08:23:28 AM »
Thanks, Legsy.
I have seen an identical one, but engraved on the underside, also described as a patchstand. I'd never heard of such a thing.
As for base scratches, I removed a slim round piece of leather?  :-\ which was more than a little worse for wear and, obviously, have no idea when that was placed there.
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Re: Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 01:00:29 PM »
Coloured patches, allegedly "beauty spots", were worn over smallpox scars, and there were small stands like this made, for keeping them on, on the dressing table.
But I don't actually know how to identify one or tell it apart from a sweetmeat one. ;D
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