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THE BRILLIANCE OF
ENGLISH SILVERED
MERCURY GLASS!
ANTIQUE
MERCURY
GLASS!
ENGLISH SILVERED
MERCURY GLASS
Was patented in 1849 by Edward
Varnish & Frederick Hale
Thomson and was produced only
until about 1855.
LEFT:
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

IMAGE BELOW: MASTER SALT SEAL
ABOVE LEFT:
PLAIN MIRROR SURFACE ENGLISH
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.
LEFT:

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!
antique silvered mercury glass





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ABOVE LEFT:  "The Brilliance of English Silvered Glass" published for
the "Glass & Pottery Collector" magazine, featuring glass from my
own collection.


ABOVE RIGHT: Group of very rare  English Silvered glass: from my  own
collection:

Center:
Tall Cobalt blue cut to silver chalice, E. Varnish, London,
England

BACK LEFT & RIGHT:
Pair of "pineapple" cut emerald green cased to
silver vases with rope gadroon cut bottom foot rims. Varnish, London

Bottom Center:
E. Varnish & CO. Cased purple glass to silver cut footed
master salt

Bottom Left & right:
Pair of english silvered glass master salts with
amber glass interior, E. Varnish & Co. London, England