Substantial Georgian Lead Crystal Tumbler c. 1750
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A large and substantial tumbler wheel engraved with a sunflower (with polished petals), foliage and a jaybird or ho-ho bird. The bottom of the glass has a rough snapped pontil mark. The sunflower and jaybird motifs are relatively common on 18th century engraved glass, but, in spite of that, their symbolic meaning remains obscure... symbols of good luck perhaps? We would be interested to hear from anyone who has a better explanation.
Height – Just over 5 inches;
Bowl diameter – 4 inches;
Foot diameter – 3 inches;
Capacity – 1 imperial pint.
In good condition with a couple of unburst air inclusion in the base. There is a fair amount of wear to the bowl rim and bearing surface of the foot all consistent with regular use over the last 250 years.