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But I could if I wanted to

It blows me away what you can buy here. These four 18th C glass goblets have come up to auction for guide price, left to right, £300 – £500, £100 – £200, £50 – £100 and £500 – £1000. The engraved ones are naturally worth more because each is a unique work of art.

I can’t say I was even aware of 18th C glass before I moved here, but I’ve developed a real taste for it. Not sure why. If I bought these, I’d only contribute to their rarity by breaking them. I am a very clumsy woman. But it doesn’t mean I can’t window shop.

These four auction lots start here, if you’d like to see them big. Plenty of other things to enjoy in that auction too, if you poke around.

Me, I’ve been fighting technology all. day. long. I am exhaust.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 5, 2024, 12:37 am

Hmm. The first goblet is described as “Jacobite”… But the engraved image is a white horse, which is associated with Hanover. Though the image isn’t actually “white”. it’s the more or less whitish shade of scored glass.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: April 5, 2024, 12:18 pm

A whiter shade of pale, you say?

(Sorry, it was a low, hanging curve and I had to swing)

Comment from Carl
Time: April 5, 2024, 1:37 pm

Goblets similar to the first are described elsewhere as Hanoverian anti-Jacobite.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 5, 2024, 2:16 pm

I like all those pretty things, but my weakness is table china. I just lose my head. But all I do is window shop, too.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 5, 2024, 7:59 pm

@Rich Rostrom:

Though the image isn’t actually “white”.

After taking a closer look, I have to agree. It’s a horse of a different color. 🙄

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