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American silvered
MERCURY GLASS:
Silvered glass was made in the
United States beginning about
1853, by several prominent
companies in the greater Boston
MA, area. Sandwich Glass Works,
New England Glass Company and
the Boston Silver Glass Company
produced tableware until 1880.
The 6" flint Goblet on the right
is very well engraved in a medium
scale  Greek key pattern.
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ANTIQUE
MERCURY
GLASS!
Very rare Wheel
engraved
goblet, with
unusually
fine detail. The
design is
anglo-Irish, with a
leaf and ribbon
semi-wreath
which was likely
made at the Boston
& Sandwich
Glass Company,
Cape Cod,
MA, circa 1860-70.
This taper holder,
goblet
or spooner was
expertly
engraved in the
"vintage" pattern
and consists of
grapes, leaves,
tendrils and vines
all around the
exterior surface.
The piece has the
original seal, a
simple cork, which
was embedded in the
rough pontil scar,
underfoot.
This very rare 3-piece table set,
consisting of a covered sugar,
cream pitcher, and goblet was
probably custom engraved to
commemorate a special occasion.
With beautiful "vintage" detail,
the set is dated "Dec. 14th,
1864," and was likely made at
the Boston & Sandwich Glass
Company, Cape Cod, MA. Made of
heavy flint glass, each piece has
a small cork
in the rough pontil scar
underfoot.
LARGE PRESENTATION SILVERED MERCURY
GLASS
GOBLET WITH FINE Quality CUSTOM
WHEEL ENGRAVING

Pr
obably made by the New England Glass Company,
Cambridge, MA circa 1855-70. Thi
s very rare, near mint presenta
tion chalice or goblet was
free blown from flint le
ad glass, and expertly engrav
ed with a leaf, floral and
fern wreath cartouche and the
initials "J.W." in Old Engli
sh script. The stem is unusua
lly fine, with a round knop
and balustrade shape, and the
piece has its original co
rk seal with a treated reddish
silver paper film over the bottom.

This is A recent, and prized  acq
uisition from a dealer friend in Kennebunk, ME
AN UNUSUALLY TALL
SIZED PRESENTATION
GOBLET

Wheel engraved in the
"vintage" pattern, the depth
and detail of the engraved
grapes, tendrils and leaves is
quite remarkable. Retaining its
original cork seal, this flint
glass, free blown goblet was
probably made at the Boston
Silver Glass Company, the
Boston & sandwich Glass Co.,
or the New England Glass
Company circa 1855-70.
© COPYRIGHT DIANE LYTWYN 2006
© DIANE LYTWYN 2006
antique silvered mercury glass





antique silvered mercury glass
LEFT:

One of the finest wheel
engraved
MERCURY
silvered glass goblets
with the initials
"M.A.A." surrounded by
swags, medium scale
wreath work and stars.

THIS MASTERPIECE IS
BELIEVED TO BE HAVE
BEEN DESIGNED AND
ENGRAVE BY CARL
MATTONI, BOSTON, AN
IMMIGRANT FROM
BOHEMIA WHO
WORKED AT THE THE
BOSTON & SANDWICH
GLASS CO.  

The "stars" seem to be
his signature!