Set of Four Victorian Cranberry Glass Custard Cups
Cranberry glass is a reddish pink glass made by adding gold salts or colloidal gold to molten glass, first made during the late Roman empire, but this skill was then lost. It was rediscovered by Bohemian glass makers in the 17th century. Cranberry glass reached its height during Victorian England.
Custard cups are small glasses usually with a tiny handle and would be used to serve such desserts as lemon posset or sylabub.These are particulary fine custard cups, made with a cranberry bowl and a hand applied clear handle and foot.
Condition is good with no cracks or chips to the glass.
Dimensions: 9cm with handle x 6cm wide x 7cm high