Silver Overlay Glass Bottle
- Item No.
This beautifully designed bottle features sterling silver overlay in a charming thisle motif
- This rare and remarkable English silver-mounted glass bottle features Birmingham hallmarks
- The bottle is overlaid with a lattice of sterling silver, which displays a detailed thistle pattern
- All in sterling silver, the neck features the pierced engraving "February 25th"
- Circa 1890
- 9 ½" high
9 1/2 Inches
This rare and remarkable silver-mounted glass bottle is comprised of a wide bottomed glass container overlaid with a lattice of sterling silver, which displays an outstanding thistle pattern and monogram. The bottle's cork stopper is also mounted in silver, and the neck features the pierced engraving "February 25th." The first effective method of electroplating silver on glass and porcelain was developed in 1889, in Birmingham, England by Oscar Pierre Erard. This method was patented by an American, John H. Scharling, in 1893, and by 1895, the Americans, Czechs, Italians, French, English and Austrians were producing exciting glassware in this complex style.