Look and Feel tells you instantly this is not your ordinary, everyday glass holder!
Hold in your hand and you realize that this holder is made from extra thick, heavy glass. The kind of glass no longer used in more contemporary objects.
Observe the light filter and gleam through the glass and highlight off the sterling silver patina. The quality of this filtered light and highlights naturally change based on either more direct or lower lighting conditions, but both effects are beautiful.
The patina of the sterling silver rim is PERFECT (see the pics in bright light). Not heavily tarnished, but still adding lots of character through the natural ageing process. You truly can't fake such a deep, rich, and sensual texture with an artificial patina.
Makes a lovely antique accent and conversation piece in a group of tabletop objects, on a dresser, or on a shelf.
Because of the size and weight, would also be a delightful paperweight with lots of class!
Antique glass and silver with a minimalistic design makes it contrast, but still display surprisingly well, juxtaposed next to the most modern of objects.