Sunday, September 18, 2011


At a recent estate sale I came across this unusual object. I'm not quite sure what it is... the scale of it (it's only about 4 inches tall) makes me doubt that it was just simply a vase, and I assume it's made of glass, but it looks more like a simulated alabaster rather than bristle glass... appears to be quite early as well, I'm guessing circa 1800-1830. However, what I was drawn to most was the trailing gilt grapevine... one of my favorite decorative motifs.

A Flight and Barr Worcester creamer in the Brown Grape Vine pattern, circa 1792-1807

A Flight and Barr part dinner service in the Purple Vine pattern, circa 1810

A modern pattern, Hampton Court, by William Yeoward in Burgundy

A decanter in the Cordelia pattern by William Yeoward

... and the matching glasses


  1. As I was reading I was thinking he has to put the crystal here, and lo and behold, here it is!

  2. Of course... my dad bought Yeoward water goblets a while back that have the grapevine etched on them but their bases are square. They're amazing and I couldn't find them on the website... these are definitely not as attractive as ours.