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Stuart Crystal 1930s Cocktail Set

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    Posted 4 years ago

    lovedecant…
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    This is a Stuart Crystal cocktail set with enamelled fighting cocks and flowers. All pieces are marked underneath Stuart England, as can be seen on the third picture. The pattern with the rings is called Stratford and was designed by Ludwig Kng. He may also have designed the fighting cocks too. This will be from the 1930s I expect, but may be earlier.

    I see plenty of glasses with fighting cocks from this era, but not any where one of the cocks actually dies.

    The Stuart Crystal enamelled glass of this period was done with a transfer outline with was then hand painted over with the enamel. As this is described as enamel in all the books, this means it is not cold painted , but would have been reheated to fuse the enamel to the surface of the glass.

    Whilst the subject matter here is quite morbid, cockfighting was banned in England and Wales in 1835 and in Scotland 1895, way before these glasses were made.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Amazing set!
    2. castironkitchens, 4 years ago
      FYI - New Mexico and Louisianan banned cockfighting in 2008 & 2009 respectively... better late than never? None the less, the cocks are pretty birds.
    3. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 4 years ago
      We had some chickens in the garden once, and when you live with you find out they are all individuals with their own little personality traits. I still eat chicken but you need to respect what you are doing and not waste them for fun.

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