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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1041002: Rare Vienna World Fair Engraved Wine Glass C1873.

Rare Vienna World Fair Engraved Wine Glass C1873.

£375    $482    €433
Technical Description
 
A very rare, engraved 19th century wine glass made for the Vienna World fair in 1873, just over 150 years ago.
 
It has a four-sided funnel bowl engraved with geometrics around the rim and an engraved star on each side. Hollow bubble knop above a small capstan. Matching engraved foot with snapped pontil. It has its original gummed sticker marked Vienna Exhibition 1873 stuck to the base.
 
The Vienna fair in 1873 was a disaster and very few of these glasses were either made or sold at the fair. They had expected over 20 million visitors through the gates starting in May but due to serious flooding at the start of the fair and a cholera epidemic and a stock market crash, by the time the fair finished some six months later, only 7.3 million visitors had attended, leaving a gigantic hole in the states finances.
 
We have never seen another example of this glass and were unable to find another example during our research. There are no documented examples, and this may be one of the very few still in existence some 150 years after the fair.
 
Date & Origin
 
Vienna, Austria, c1873
 
Condition
 
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration
 
Dimensions
 
Height: 15cm,
 
Rim: 6.7cm,
 
Foot diameter: 7.3cm
Internal Reference: 2023073102
Antique Number: SA1041002
Dateline of this antique is 1870
Height is 15cm (5.9inches)
Width is 0cm (0.0inches)
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The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1041002] was made in 1870:
1870
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