This blown glass wine rinser has two lips for glasses, to rinse and cool them at formal dinners. there is a band of panel cutting around bottom, with a band of fine cut ribs above. Polished pontil.
Probably English or Irish, nineteenth century.
Condition: Excellent. (one tiny spot on side of one lip where it looks like the cutting wheel slipped). No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: Approximately 3 1/2" high, 5 1/4" diameter at widest point.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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