Posted 6 months ago
Don't see these on the dining table in modern times but they were very common throughout the duration of the Victorian era. Wine glasses were kept cool and clean by being suspended by their crystal foot from one of the two spouts / lip that was closer to you. This rinser has many bubbles and the pontil is polished smooth. The glass is quite thick to absorb the banging of the glasses as they were placed inside. There would have been a number of them placed strategically around the table to assist the diners. They came in clear and cut crystal, ruby, amethyst and blue. Some were larger in size and could fit two wine glasses. 13 cms from lip to lip and 8.5 cms tall. The wine glass sitting inside the bowl is 11.2 cms tall and 4.8 cms wide at the mouth. I would like to add more of these to my collection, especially a ruby one to match my cranberry wine glasses.