Superb 19th century French, amethyst-tinged, blown glass cloche. An elegantly tall, hand-blown cloche with an applied, solid glass knob handle –the purple tinge in the glass is most apparent in the knob. There are visible striations and tiny air-bubbles in the glass.
The dome is heavy, and yet it is graceful and refined in its form, and very pleasing to the eye. In terms of decorative appeal, both the color and form, are a refreshing change to the more ubiquitous green-glassed, melon cloches.
Condition: Excellent antique condition with excellent clarity. There are a few scratches in the glass.
Size: Maximum height with handle is 17 ½”. Dome height without handle is 14 ½”. Base diameter is 10”.