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Georgian Double Series Mercury Twist Ale Glass c1750

Heading : Georgian double series "mercury" air twist ale glass
Period : George II - c1750
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Round funnel 
Stem : Double series air twist 
Stem Features : A pair of air twist threads outwith a multi-ply rope twist
Foot : Conical 
Pontil : Snapped 
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  19.1cm height, 6.1cm diameter bowl, 7.8cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 193 grams 

The mercury-silver appearance is achieved by creating ovoid threads of air within the glass. The shape of the thread means that more light will refract internally within the thread. No silver or mercury was used to achieve this. Only our fourth example since inception.

 

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  • Product Code: 20050634
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  • £475.00


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