On offer, a spectacularly elegant table service item for cigars. The circa 1840-70 old Bohemian-crafted crystal flute is heavily worked in wheel engraving, as you can see, and while it suffers a few tiny nips on that cut rim, it is very opulent. The form included a match box post which, while the one we've mounted on it to show is very informal, will hold a match box open and the striker pad exposed for your guests. The cigars stand upright in the flute. Oddly, I am unable to find any hallmarks on that silver pedestal, but it is sterling silver. Base is ebonized wood, still very fine, and of course it has its original little lathe-turned bun feet still intact. A superb item for table. The small imperfections on rim do not detract from the beauty but do give you a nicer price on this one. It's entirely possible The Glassman could greatly improve those little nips, but we'll leave that to our buyer's decision. I think it's exceptionally gorgeous just as it stands. It stands 8.5" tall and the base is 5.75" in diameter, round. Again, the silver stem is not hallmarked. I think it is sterling. I didn't acid test to guarantee it, however, so consider it migth possibly be silver plate. The fine quality of the piece says it would be sterling, too, though.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. I've marked the several tiny nips or imperfections on that outer rim of the center flute that will hold your cigars. Other than those, there really are no flaws to note. The purpose of this one is easy to figure when you consider the post for the match box. How elegant an item!
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