This cut lead crystal bud vase from the ‘Shaftesbury’ suite by Stuart Crystal has an everted rim, tapering in to a waisted neck and broad bulbous body with a lattice formed from five rows of interlocking diamond shaped panels surmounted by an elongated vertical wedge cut.
The base of the vase is thickened and star cut. It is marked on the edge with the word ‘STUART’.
It has a height of approximately 12.7cm, with a diameter across the rim of about
4.0cm and across the base of about 3.7cm.
The Stuart story started in 1827 when eleven year old Frederick Stuart was sent to work on the ‘crystal mile’, an area just outside Stourbridge where generations of local craftsmen had already made this the centre of English Glassmaking.
Over the years the skills and techniques of hand-gathered glassmaking remained virtually unchanged, a tradition to which successive Stuarts added unique creativity and innovation.