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Pair of 4" Tall Antique French Cranberry Glass Souvenir Wine Cups, Enamel Doves, Legras
The wonderful larger size and form make this set a pair of celebration wine or wine punch cups, perhaps made special for a wedding as souvenirs the guests would take home with them. The raised impasto enamel work on these is delightful. Could well be Legras, or St. Louis or even Baccarat special order, for that matter. But most like the work of Legras in the mid-1800s. Delightful cranberry glass bodies with clear glass handles. They are each 4" high, 2.5" in diameter at the top and 2" diameter at base. Display or enjoy using them. Wonderful idea for your own wedding celebration, Bride and Groom, or even anniversary. Any special event, just like their original 1850s purpose. Note the doves have what would appear to be love notes in their beaks - so charming!
Very good to excellent condition without any damage to note. No chips, no cracks, the usual - some very tiny nips on the rims, primarily from the original cutting process (they are not polished at rim). No restorations. The thick impasto enamel is also very good. Use at table for little bouquets, as well. Remember, there are 2 in the lot you are buying - a matched pair.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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