Small Port or Sherry Glass, English Early 1900s


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Classical port, sherry or aperitif glass, delicately blown deep bowl on a thin stem; antique English early 1900s. Provenance: Fawley Court, Buckinghamshire. The glasses have slight variation in size.

Condition: in fine condition

Size: 8.2 cm H; 3.2" H.

Edwardian period lasted between 1901-1910, however, when describing the style of homewares, it is loosely applied to the early 1900s. The main features of the Edwardian style are elegance, fairly reserved and very tasteful decoration and the accent on the function of each item. So it is easy to see why Edwardian period products are still popular.

Facts of Lavish Fun bit — “Do you know the Bishop of Norwich?” is a traditional polite British reminder at the dinner table to pass the port. Apparently that Bishop was a rather forgetful chap.