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Amethyst Intaglio Spills or Cigarette Holders

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Made in England circa 1920 - 30. Designed for holding spills [long, thin slips of wood for lighting pipes, cigars etc.] Others have suggested they held cigarettes - 10 each or perhaps they are toothpick holders? Someone who follows this site might know their real function. The colour is a brilliant purple, especially when held against a light source. The solid crystal bases are lens cut on the bottom circumference. Three flower heads are intaglio cut on each side for both holders as well as a smaller flower on each edge . I've seen another example in cranberry glass. They are commercial items which are both unusual and attractive - a relic of a bygone era. Dimensions: 7.5 cms high and 10 cms [4 inches] across the diameter of the crystal base. The top opening is the width of a cigarette. Very good weight. Each has a highly polished pontil.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous amethyst intaglio glass, what a lovely set & in my favorite glass color purple. Thanks for posting these
    2. Russell117, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Newfld for the comment. The purple colour is intense and complements the cutting of the stylized flowers. I was very lucky to buy them as a matched pair and and they have been much admired.

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