Waterford Glass Lidded Urn

This flint glass urn is cut with swags, diamonds, blazes and flat slices and was made in Waterford about 1790. It is another fine example of the art of the glassmaker and was used for sweetmeats or as a chimneypiece ornament.

It is included in the selection of 18th and 19th century pieces on display to the public illustrating the history of glassmaking in Waterford for which our city is world-renowned.

date/period: c.1790 A.D./18th century

inventory no.: 1999.1773

collection: Waterford City Council

location: Waterford Museum of Treasures

dimensions: 370 height mm

provenance: Gift c.1950

material: Glass

Further Reading: Mairead Dunlevy, Penrose Glass, Dublin 1989

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