For your perusal I have listed a very rare. Period antique late 18th / early 19th century heavy diamond cut and faceted Irish lead crystal port glasses of which because of their style and the techniques used in their overall presentation most probably originate from the Tyrone glassworks from between c1790 - c1810. Sets like these are very, very rare to find today in this particular condition. The style of these port glasses is very reminiscent of the rarest piece of Irish lead crystal glass known today, that being the Tyrone?
Chalice which is purported to have been produced between 1790 - 1800. As you can see via the pictures listed of this set each glass was hand worked in heavy lead content crystal glass, the ovoid bodies topped with a smooth rim were heavily cut with a diamond facet configuration almost likened to a hob nail effect pattern the underside of each bowl was triple stepped cut, down to a octagon cut stem flaring to an octagon cut and faceted foot of which is of the slight lemon squeezer variety with a slightly hollowed base only the outer edge of the underside of the foot being cut. Each of the glasses all have signs of slight inclusions either carbon deposits or tiny air bubbles internally. Each of the glasses weight and dimensions are.1 332g by 108mm x 73mm. 2 348g by 111mm x 74mm. 3 354g by 110mm x 75mm. 4 362g by 108mm x 74mm. 5 372g by 113mm x 73mm. 6 377g by 112mm x 75mm. General Condition of this very old Set is excellent with only one small rim chip to one glass which does not affect the top of the rim surface, the extreme high points to the body diamond cutting on all glasses have received over the years small chipping, this is to be expected with this type of cutting. If any item has a obvious fault then I have mentioned it. I ask that you read the description and examine the photos carefully. I will also just say that recently I took some detailed pictures of the set to an international Antiques Fair, to get an appraisal from a reputable dealer of such early Irish crystal.
But can be easily accessed to view by anyone, by just surfing the web for the Project Gutenberg - Old Iris Glass by Mrs Graydon Stannus and looking for plate number XLIV which is in the Mrs Halls Collection. Please be aware that if UK buyers pay by way of Personal Cheque, item or items will not be dispatched until cheque has cleared our account. Buyers are welcome to arrange their own courier service if preferable. The item "Antique Rare Late 18th Early 19th Century Irish Cut Lead Crystal Port Glasses" is in sale since Monday, May 7, 2018.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Crystal/ Cut Glass\Tyrone Crystal". The seller is "tupny_tunt" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.