A set of eight late Victorian dessert glasses for jellies, syllabubs, custards etc. These small glasses first became popular duing the Georgian period and were used for (often liquid) palette cleansers served between banquet courses. The glasses were stacked on a glass tazza to make an attractive display. After a lull in the mid 19th century they again became popular with the late Victorians where they were used for the same purpose and expanded in use for more dessert types. This set is well made from good quality glass and hand cut with an elongated lens design. The stems are of capstan form and the feet have had the pontil scars ground and polished out. Quite rare to find a matching set of eight from this period.
All in good order with minor wear.