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Birch Leaf, Flint glass Victorian Spooner, 1860
This outstanding, Victorian flint glass spooner was made circa 1860, the manufacturer is unknown at this time, but, may possibly be Gillinder Glass Co. This raised leaf pattern, made from a highly detailed mold is called "Birch Leaf". Often confused with a very similar flint glass pattern called NPL (new pressed leaf) made by McKee bros. This antique glass spooner is smooth, shiny opaque white 'flint' glass - it has nine large, finely detailed, raised vertical leaves all around the lower part of the bowl, with a Delightful tulip shaped top rim, resting on a short fluted pedestal stem. This fiery, opaque white Flint glass, Very SweeTLy Rings like a Bell when lightly tapped - such a delightful sound, it should be considered a musical instrument! This antique Victorian glass Gem measures 5 1/2 inches tall X 3 1/2 inches across the top rim X 3 inches across the round pedestal base. In Excellent condition for its 150 years, with no chips or cracks, just a few tiny specks of ash in the glass, and surface wear on the inside only, consistent with age and use! An Exceptional example of antique, Victorian Flint glass! A Rare find in opaque white flint glass!
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