Posted 3 years ago
A very large and extremely heavy ruby flashed goblet/cup attributed to Josepheninenhutte... c1850.
It started off just under just under a 1cm thick and if you look at the sides you can see how deep the ‘panel’ with the “intaglio” engraving...and it is really very beautifully done.
It is just under 10 inches tall and the weight is a hefty, just over 3.1/2 lbs...or! just over 1.1/2 kilos.
This is what I have found out about it .... Many of the items from this period were used as spa cups to take the patients "medicine" in.. then they took them home.
Some put their name in the circle or left it blank, you could see through it either way, They would have put the red layer over it if they didn't intent for one to be able to look through it.
Thank you for looking...:-)