6652 A rare and interesting deceptive tumbler.

6652 A rare and interesting deceptive tumbler.

Code: 6652

£320.00 Approx $409.73, €348.96

This is a tumbler of exceptional rarity and charm.  While it is a typical tumbler of the early 19th century in most aspects, in that it is of tapered outline and with a broad band of panel cutting around the lower sectionand with a star-cut base, it also has a pair of initials MW flanked by a pair of fronds to form a cartouche.  

The unusual, if not very rare feature is, however, that the lower section below the engraving is flashed in yellow to give the appearance of the tumbler being half-full of whisky (?) and it is quite realistic.

It is English , c. 1825 and is 3.5", 9 cm. tall.