Roy â€” I knew I had seen it before. As it turns out, not quite the same, the flowers are different, and the stags replaced by bulrushes, but definitely by the same glassmaker.
See Newby, Martine, From Palace to Parlour â€” A Celebration of 19th-Century British Glass, The Glass Circle, 2003. Final item listed in the exhibition:- 234. Lampwork bird fountain under a glass dome
Second half of the 19th century
Height 40.2 cm; Width of base 44.1 cm
This is on the oroginal wooden base; the cover fits into a slot in the base, about Â¼" inside the edge.
There you see one of the irritating aspects of this otherwise excellent book. Of course it should read:-
Height 16"; Width of base 17Â½"
Height 16" (40.2 cm); Width of base 17Â½" (44.1 cm)
Whatever next? It will not too long before we read that "milestones were positioned along this road at intervals of 1609.34 metres."