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An Early 18th Century "Verre Pivette" Wine Glass c1725

Heading : An early 18th century French wine glass 
Period : Louis XIV / Louis XV - c1700-1750
Origin : France or Belgium 
Colour : Smokey with pale amber tinge
Bowl : Ogee with moulded diamonds and fluting 
Stem : Inverted baluster with incised twist
Stem Features : Moulded twist 
Foot :  Folded, conical 
Pontil : Snapped 
Glass Type : Soda 
Size :  10.8cm height, 5.5cm diameter bowl, 6.5cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. The glass leans slightly. 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 51 grams

This style of glass, known as verre pivette, became fashionable in at the beginning of the 18th Century as it was considered that wine "would be finer and more delicious" in the simple glasses than in the Venetian glasses.  Alexandre Grimod de La Reynière, one of the pioneers of gastronomic criticism, declared that "it is a maxim adopted by all gourmets that the thinner the glass, the better the wine".  These style glasses were also made ny the Nizet glasshouse Liege, Belgium-"verre fraises", on account of the fact they resemble straberries when filled with red wine.


References :

Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500-1750 by Jutta-Annette Page Pg. 162




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  • Product Code: 2019052811
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  • £185.00

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