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Beautiful Antique Finger Bowl  c1840

Beautiful Antique Finger Bowl c1840

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 936678

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A beautiful and highly uncommon finger bowl dating from around 1840. The rarity is due to 3 factors, the first being the deep turquoise color, the second to the fact that the glass of the bowl, including the base rim, actually has a swirled rather than smooth surface, and the most important factor is the applied brass rim.

The bowl is in superb condition, with no chips, cracks, or restoration. There is one tiny dent in the brass rim, which is quite unobtrusive and meaningless in terms of affecting the monetary value or appearance of this piece. The height of the bowl is 3 1/4 inches, the top diameter is 5 3/16 inches, and the foot 2 7/8 inches.

This bowl would be perfect on a table for nuts, candies, potpourri, sugar, etc.