Very fine cased dark cranberry glass and engraved and cut to clear leaves and vine motif with figural gnome thumbpress lidded stein. The bottom is cut to clear with arched panels, then a mixed ovals center, and then the leaves and vine engraving towards the top. Excellent overall condition. The lid is also covered with a dark cranberry glass panel. Very nice detailed full figured gnome thumbpress. This is about 7 1/2" tall to top of gnome, the rim of glass is 5 1/4" and about 3 5/8" diameter. Very solid and heavy. Excellent overall condition. Dates to about c1865 or so. Large polished pontil through the dark cranberry revealing a clear round smooth pontil.
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