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Tall Georgian Somerset Wrythen Ale Glass c176

Heading : Georgian ale glass
Period : George II
Date : c1750 - 1780
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Conical with wrythen moulding
Foot : Low conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 13.8cm tall with a 6.2cm bowl and 7.1cm foot  
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 157 grams


Old English Drinking Glasses Their Chronology and Sequence By Grant R. Francis F.S.A – Page 5 Plate II.4.


Glass By E. Barrington Haynes – Plate 63b.



The Turnbull Collection of English 18th Century Drinking Glasses By Martine S. Newby – Page 11.


Dwarf Ale Glasses and their Victorian Successors By Stephen Parry – Page 2.


English Glass By Sydney Crompton - Plate 24.


Glasses of this type were produced for a long period. The foot is less conical than some and this may be indicative of an earlier date. The stem is comprised of a blade knop ( merese) above a ball knop and cushion. This is also indicative of an earlier date. Finally the weight is comparable with earlier examples as this is quite thinly blown.






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  • Product Code: 2018092533
  • Availability: Sold
  • £45.00

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