A rare Capillaire glass, circa 1750
Lot 45
A rare Capillaire glass, circa 1750
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Capillaire glass, circa 1750
Of drawn trumpet shape on a multiple spiral airtwist stem and conical foot, the bowl engraved with the name 'Capillaire' within a wreath of tied foliage, 15.9cm high


  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    The Parkington Collection, sold at Christie's 17 October 1997, lot 9
    Christie's South Kensington 27 May 2007, lot 919

    Capillaire was a liqueur flavoured with maidenhair-fern (capillaris herba) or orange-water. There were capillaire societies, convivial social groups which met to drink this special cordial
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