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Wine glass in peridot-green colour glass with gold decorations. Cup decorated with five hanging garland motifs of engraved or impressed flowers attached to single wreath of flowers in band; Rim gilt; Baluster stem with four gold glass prunts; Foot conical with wide base, decorated with gold bands.
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption glass
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption wine glass
H175 x Dia83 mm
Cup: H68 mm
Stem & Hollow of Foot: H100 mm
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History and use
This glass wine goblet is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
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