Pair of handblown glass Gin ‘Pigs’ or Spirit Flasks

Pair of handblown glass Gin ‘Pigs’ or Spirit Flasks


Pair of blown glass zoomorphic Gin ‘Pigs’ or Spirit Flasks:
with hollow tail forming the handle and fixed with rasberry prunnet; designed to pour from the mouth, with white metal mounted cork stopper. Zoomorphic spirit flasks have been produced across Europe since 17th Century. Probably Dutch, circa 1800.

Height: 7½" - 19.0cm
Width: 11" - 28.0cm
Glossary Words


Style of brass chandelier dating from the 17th century, the main features being a baluster stem, S-shaped branches and a reflective sphere, sometimes with up to four tiers of candle branches. It features frequently in paintings of 17th century Dutch interiors. Amusingly, in Holland, this style is known as English! In the U.S.A. it is commonly referred to as Williamsburg.

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