19th Century Victorian Ruby BRIDES BASKET;Museum Piece; Cranberry Cased on Milk Glass w/Applied Crystal Handle;Silver Flecks;11Tall 2.5lbs. Vintage from the 19th century. Read the full list of materials. Materials: draped glass, milk glass, ruby glass, Victorian, Bridal Basket, over Milk Glass, Crystal Handle, Pontil Mark, Late 19th C, applied handle, Museum Piece, Mint Condition, cranberry.
RARE OFFERING - MINT 19TH CENTURY MUSEUM QUALITY VICTORIAN GOLD RUBY OVER MILK GLASS BRIDE'S BASKET WITH CRYSTAL CREST AND APPLIED STRIATED CLEAR HANDLE; Cranberry is made with real 24K gold in the glass batch; and this beautiful piece has the cranberry glass interspersed with interior genuine silver flecks as well. The origins of Ruby Glass [also referred to as Cranberry or Red Glass] making are unknown, but many historians believe a form of this glass was first made in the late Roman Empire. This is evidenced by the British Museum's collection Lycurgus Cup, a 4th-century Roman glass cage cup made of a dichroic glass, which shows a different color depending on whether light is passing through it or reflecting from it; Ruby (gold salts) when lit from behind and green (silver salts) when lit from in front. The craft was then lost and rediscovered in the 17th century Bohemian period by either Johann Kunckel in Potsdam or by the Florentine glassmaker Antonio Neri. Neither of them knew the mechanism which yielded the color, however.
Chemist and winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Richard Adolf Zsigmondy was able to understand and explain that small colloids of gold were responsible for the Ruby color. The most famous period of Ruby glass production was in 19th century Britain during the Victorian Era.Legend holds that Ruby glass was first discovered when a noble tossed a gold coin into a mixture of molten glass. This legend is almost certainly not true, as the gold must be dissolved in aqua regia before being added to the molten glass. In early glass production, the rarest of colors was Ruby. This is because Ruby required the most costly of additives - gold.
Ruby glass made from gold is not an easy process. The gold must be made into a colloid by dissolving gold in a solution of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid (aqua regia).The color will not appear until the glass is reheated to over 1,000 degrees. This process is called "striking" the glass. At their best, the resulting blown-glass objects have the color of rubies. Ruby glass creations were most popular as a table display, often holding candy or flowers. Ruby glass was also frequently used for wine glasses, decanters, and finger bowls. Ruby glass was also well known for its use in "Mary Gregory" glass. This glass had a white enamel fired onto the glass in a design, usually with a romantic theme. [wikipedia] LATE VICTORIAN PERIOD RUBY GLASS BRIDE'S BASKET WITH LOTS OF GENUINE SILVER FLECKS INTERSPERSED THROUGHOUT THE VIBRANT DEEP RUBY GLASS LAYER WITH FANCY DOWN-TURNED RIM. THIS PIECE IS CASED AND BOX PLEATED WITH AN OVERALL EYE APPEAL OF JUST PLAIN "GORGEOUS". HAS WIDE CONCAVE PONTIL MARK ON BOTTOM, AS IS SEEN ON MOST VICTORIAN PIECES OF THIS TYPE. 11"Tall x 8"L x 7Wide. IT IS IN MINT CONDITION. LOOK THROUGH MY SITE FOR OTHER UNCOMMON TREASURES. MORE PICTURES OF BOTTOM PONTIL AND OTHER VIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. BROWSE MY SHOP FOR MORE "UNCOMMON TREASURES".
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