Ede & Ravenscroft Academic unusual cut crystal glass Decanter - For Sale

Ede & Ravenscroft Academic unusual cut crystal glass Decanter
Price: $309.00
Vintage Crystal Glass : An unusual Academic Decanter Retailed: Ede & Ravenscroft

An unusual very fine quality cut crystal large Decanter etched on the front with a Scholar wearing gowns in 17thC costume underneath marked 1689 Ede & Ravenscroft 1989 with further 3 names and full date.
Ede & Ravenscroft started as Tailors in 1689 and today are thought to be the oldest Tailors in the World. They hold all three Royal Warrants and provide Robes & Gowns for Academics. This piece dated 1989 marked their 300 year commemorative.

Heavy cut crystal - a very fine quality item

A rare unusual item that would grace any Collection
Good unused Vintage Condition
14 inches (36cm) height approx
Circa: 1989
Over 2 kilos packaged - pick up welcome NW6 London
Ede & Ravenscroft Bio:
Ede & Ravenscroft is thought to be the oldest firm of tailors in the world. In 1689, the area of London now known as Aldwych, was the bustling centre of the tailoring trade.
In that year a respected tailoring family, the Shudalls, started a business that was to become Ede & Ravenscroft. The quality of their work won them the honour of creating the robes for the coronation of Their Majesties William and Mary. They soon became a recognised supplier to the royal family, going on to produce a large number or ceremonial robes for the coronation of His Majesty King George III.
Before long, in addition to individual customers, Ede & Ravenscroft provided tailoring and robes to the church, state, legal profession and academia.
In the 19th century, following the marriage of Joseph Ede to Rosanna Ravenscroft, a member of the successful Ravenscroft wig making family, wig making was added to the firm’s services.
Ede & Ravenscroft has been tailors and robemakers of choice for twelve coronations. Today the firm continues to service royalty, the judiciary, civic authorities, academia and business.
A new range of contemporary and traditional men’s tailoring offers enduringly fashionable clothing with a perfectly tailored modern twist.
Whatever the occasion, our time-honoured methods steeped in 300 years of elegance style and character set us in good stead to continue to provide a level of service and understanding of tailoring that is as exceptional as the customers we serve.
Francis Ravenscroft was inspired by his father's passionate belief in education and helping others to further themselves.
Francis personally guaranteed the cost of developing new premises for Birkbeck College where he was Governor for half a century. The college was the home of the London Mechanic’s Institution - an early pioneer of lifelong learning. For the first time, it allowed artisans and craftsmen to learn about science, arts, and economics. Francis also served on the institution's management committee for many years.

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