punch bowl

8.50 x 0 x 0

Three piece ruby glass punch bowl, cover, and tray; cut glass design at base, around center four bunches cut glass grapes, frosted leaf and vine design; lid topped by small goblet-shaped finial, and both lid and top bear same design as bowl; ruby glass plate in which bowl sits has sunburst crystal center, grape and vine design; cut-out edges; punch set was used for toasts when a new ship was launched. Ladle possibly initialled "I.L" (Isaac Loper, uncle of Richard Fanning Loper).


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