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Georgian Wrythen Moulded Ale Glass c1765

Heading : Georgian Somerset wrythen moulded ale glass 
Period : George II - George III 1750-1760
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Wrythen moulded
Stem : Two flattened vball knops
Foot : Conical 
Pontil : Snapped 
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  13.6cm height, 5.9 cm diameter bowl, 6.6cm diameter foot 
Condition : No chips or cracks, the underside of the foot has been polished
Restoration : Removal of scratches under the base
Weight:  140grams 


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 highly conical and this may be indicative of an earlier date.  The weight is comparable with later examples as this is quite thickly blown.



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  • Product Code: 20052021
  • Availability: Sold
  • £35.00

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