This wonderful hand blown opaline glass sugar box (sucrier) was produced in Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) during the 18th century, circa 1782. This pretty sucrier is constructed from opaque white glass called Milch glass. This particular type of glass was specific to Northern Europe, during the 18th century; it created an opaque white glass with a bluey/orange iridescence when held to the light. This white glass looked like porcelain from a distance but ofcourse was skillfully blown from glass!! Small items of Milch glass were often given as wedding gifts at this time, see in store for some 18th C salt cellar Milch Glas examples that we are excited to be retailing.

Each end of the sucrier is decorated with a charming hand enamelled floral spray; the central scene depicts a stone column with a house in the background. The sucrier is complete with a very old, replacement, make do metal lid with brass handle, the original lid would have been glass too. This is a decorative item that will display excellently in any setting.

Please see a n identical milch glas sucrier in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, Museum ref: 75.3.87

Measuring: Width 5 inch (13 cm) by depth 3 7/8 inch (9.5 cm). Height 4.5 inch (11.5 cm).

Condition: Some very small fleabites to inner glass rim.

A very rare and remarkable survivor produced at a time when sugar was SOOOO fashionable and precious.


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ITEM ID
12927
TYPE
Historical Glass
COLOR
Green, Pink, White
STYLE
Chippendale, Federal, George II , Georgian, Louis XVI, Neo-Classical
ORIGIN
Czech Republic • Czech
PURPOSE
Boxes, Sugar Bowls, Tabletop, Tableware
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Trinity Antiques

Very Rare Make Do 18th Century Milch Glass Sugar Box, Sucrier, Hand Enamelled, Circa 1780 German Harrach Glass Works

$475

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