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SMALL FRENCH GLASS HOLY WATER CRUET

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, French Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 15, 2016

Small Holy Water Cruet

The colorless glass cruet is decorated on the shoulder with three small pincered handles and spout. The looped handle on top features a St. Jacob’s shell fashioned from a dip mold of sixteen points.

France: mid-18th Century
H: 15.5 cm
Ref: The Van Beek Collection, Lameris, 2015, #50, Verre O Usage et de Prestige: France 1500-1800, Bellanger, 1988, p.329

102E French glass holy water cruet with a shell finial

102E French glass holy water cruet with a shell finial

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