Unusual late Gustavian sugar basin


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18th century masters of silversmith and glass blowing creating splendour together.  

Unusual sugar basin by late Gustavian silver smith Nils Tornberg. Master in Linköping, Sweden, from 1786 to his death in 1821.  

Charming, slightly primitive and imposingly high (22 cm / 8,66 inch) silver piece with fitted blue glass insert bowl and its original all glass lid. All packed in a typical late Gustavian design.  

Blue glass became high fashion in the late 1700s. Influenced by English glass makers the blue glass was first produced in Gothenburg in the mid-18th century. By the beginning of the 19th century the production of blue glass was widely spread among Swedish glass makers, however limited to exceptional ornamental pieces such as potpourri pots, candle sticks and sugar basins like this.  

Asking price 950 USD 

Small traces of wear and repair.