An Anglo-Irish hand-blown, hand-cut lead crystal wine rinse and under plate. These were placed at each place setting in the early 19th Century for rinsing ones wine glass as the next course of wine was served. Today, it can be used for condiments or serving pate de foie gras or even as a flower vase. I wouldn't recommend it for gravy or any kind of hot liquid for fear of it cracking. There is the usual surface wear on the bottom, typical of an antique glass piece of this age. It is circa 1810-1860. The bowl measures5.5" wide by 3 5/8" high, The under plate is 6.25" diameter by 1 1/8" deep.
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