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Was patented in 1849 by Edward
Varnish & Frederick Hale
Thomson and was produced only
until about 1855.
This rich cased amethyst glass
cut to silvered master salt has a
graceful double-drape festoon
pattern and large scale cut
gadroon work around the rim and
edge of the foot.
Sealed with a metal wafer
embossed E.Varnish & Co. Patent
London Covered with a glass Disc
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SILVERED GLASS CHALICE
In addition to the cased silvered glass shown
above, this 7" chalice, shown on the left, has a
wide pan top, deep bowl, and true
baluster-shaped stem ending in a round, broad
foot. Made for more austere tastes, this piece
is more utilitarian and it is believed that this
chalice was used in a Christian liturgy for the
dispensation of Holy Eucharist, or Communion,
the Body of Christ.
This large footed chalice is extremely heavy
for its size, and marked underfoot with an
"E.Varnish & Co. Patent London. The piece was
made circa 1850.
This amazing cut silvered
mercury glass goblet is
rare and unusual!
Measuring 7" 1/2" tall
with fine rib cutting, the
piece is marked "VARNISH &
CO. LONDON" and was
made circa 1849-55!