This is a late Georgian toddy lifter dating from the early to mid 19th century, c1830. Toddy lifters, of course, were used to lift measures of toddy, a popular drink at the turn of the 18th/19th centuries, from a toddy rummer to a drinking rummer. The toddy lifter is in excellent condition for its age.
This means, of course, that it shows some age related wear and tear. The toddy lifter has a neck that is cut with seven vertical panels down to an applied heavily cut neck ring which reflects the cuttng where the top of the neck flattens out. The vertical cutting continues below the neck ring and ends in rounded terminals at the shoulder. There are two sets of thin prism cuts above and below the neck ring.The neck flares into a tapering cylindrical bulb that is cut with a horizontal band of printies above a basal band of arched flutes. The toddy lifter ends in a flattened base. It measures 15.8 cm (6.3 inches) in height. There are some very minor chips to the edges of some of the cut facets as is normally the case with early 19th century cut glass.
There are no major chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of restoration. A good example of a late Georgian toddy lifter weighing in at 150 g. Provenance: retrieved from Dunrobin Castle, the family seat of the 25th Earl of Sutherland. The castle is one of the largest and most admired castles in Scotland and was heavily extended in the Victorian era.
Queen Victoria herself visited the castle during the Scottish season and the toddy lifters may have been used at table in her presence. The item "Georgian cut glass toddy lifter, Scottish interest" is in sale since Sunday, July 4, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "theworldismadeofglassltd" and is located in Brislington. This item can be shipped worldwide.