19th Century Glass "Frigger"
Consisting of two interlocking helix, one blue and one white/clear which can be positioned over the clear glass stem in different positions. Displayed under the original glass dome.
A"Frigger" is the English term for an object made by a glassworker on his own time. Most friggers were made from the molten glass that remained in the pot at the end of the day. Such glass was considered to be a worker’s perquisite. It was a way for glassworkers to show off their skills, this piece being particularly challenging to make.
American glassworkers referred to friggers as “end-of-day” objects. They are also known as whimsies.
English. Mid 19th Century.
Height: 49cm / 19.25"
Diameter: 16.5cm / 6.5"