A gorgeous and highly decorative survivor from two centuries past. Originally one of a pair, these beautiful glass salt sets were often given as gifts on a wedding day and could incorporate a portrait of the intended. Our singular example displays all of the qualities that one would expect from the Bohemian district of glass making....please excuse our studio light reflections on the glass.
Dating to the 1790 to 1810 period our single example consists of a back sheet of reverse painted glass. We see a Wedding floral spray of enamel pink roses upon a cranberry colored ground. Around the edge are luxury gold dots which when they reflect, reflect as a gold swag border....very pretty. This glass back plate is then attached to the base of a concave, crystal glass salt cellar. The concave shape gives a type of optical illusion effect which is altogether very pleasing.
Salt was an expense, luxury condiment worthy of extravagant display upon the dining table. One would display it in the most luxury vessels of gold, ivory, porcelain or glass.
This gorgeously decorative item of course now makes for a superb trinket dish to display one's jewelry or a luxury paperweight.
Size: 1.25" high by 3" x 2.25"
Weight: 7.8 oz
Condition: Rare to find in such GOOD condition, being remarkably free from chips or cracks, with only very minor nibbles to the edge of the base as one would expect after 200 plus years.