A Georgian Pedestal Stem Sweetmeat Glass c1760


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Heading : A Georgian Pedestal Stem Sweetmeat Glass c1760
Period : George II or George III
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Double ogee with a broad lipped or everted rim
Stem : Eight sided pedestal with a large internal tear
Foot : Domed and folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  16.2cm height. 9.8 cm diameter bowl. 10.8 cm diameter foot 
Condition : Very good – no chips or cracks; three large bubble inclusions to the bowl and two smaller blobs of silicate. along with further smaller instances of the same – also some inclusions to the stem and foot; the inside of the foot has been crudely inscribed with some unintelligible script
Restoration : None 
Weight:  424grams 

Note : It may be the case that glasses of this nature are sometimes imagined to be early champagne coupes. but the simple expedient of trying to drink anything from a bowl with such a broad. everted rim will swiftly – and messily – reveal that this is not the intended use (give it a try with red wine if you really want to maximise the gravity of the consequential spillage and staining). Rather it would have been used as a serving vessel for comfits. candies fruits or similar comestibles – far more elegant !


Additional information

Weight750 g


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