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Glass tumbler with dice in the base and etched decorations

This thick walled tumbler has a sealed compartment at the base in which three dice rattle around. The tumbler has etched designs around the circumference: a playing card, a woman, a bottle and the words ‘3 EVILS’. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items involving dice or cards, beloved of many magicians.

Item Details

Size Height 120mm, diameter of rim 95mm.
Date Probably mid 20th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N1004