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Engraved Lauenstein Wine Glass c1770

Heading : Lauenstein wine glass
Date : c1770
Period : George III of England and Saxony
Origin : German
Colour : Clear
Bowl : A drawn trumpet bowl with gilded rim. Engraved with the letter S and the number 17
Stem : A thick plain stem with a large air tear
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 17.5cm tall with a 7.6cm bowl and a 9.5cm foot
Condition : There is a single "bruise" to the rim below the gilding. Probaby from manufacture
Restoration : None
Weight : 345 grams

The number and letter will have been used to identify a glass and it's user or owner. Sets of numbered and lettered glasses are know to have been used by the elite within German university fencing and drinking clubs. The equivalent of the "Bullingdon boys" by all accounts

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  • Product Code: 2016101105
  • Availability: Sold
  • £110.00

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