For those who want the ultimate. All four of these are slightly different, enhancing their beauty. It is not easy to find exquisite antique millefiori Whitefriars wine glasses. I bought these separately, and would prefer to sell them as a group of four, since having the four enhances the value.
Description of each glass: All with flared mouth; clear stem and base; and rough pontil mark on the base.
1, Flower shaped cane centered by five concentric rings of assorted canes, in dark green, pink, white, and cobalt blue.
2. Central cobalt blue and white cross cane, encircled by five concentric rings of assorted canes in red, cobalt blue, white and pink.
3. Central white and cobalt blue cane encircled by five concentric rings of assorted canes. in cobalt blue, pink, green, white and medium blue.
4. Central cross cane, encircled by five concentric rings of assorted canes, in pink, white and blue.
Size: All 5 inches tall.
Condition: Excellent. All the crystal is clear and beautiful, but because of image processing you do not see it as well as in person.
Provenance: L. H. Selman, Ltd. The Glass Gallery.
Verified antique by L. H. Selman, Ltd. Larry Selman has arguably been considered the leading authority on antique millefiori art glass in the U. S. A.
Whitefriars made numerous millefiori items before 1900. After 1900 they concentrated on clear glass objects, and while they made millefiori paperweights and decanters, these have been dated by Mr. Selman as pre-1900.
We have also listed a Whitefriars antique vase which is a lovely addition to these; using a flower or two while you enjoy the wine.