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Early 18th Century French Cordial Glass

Heading : Wine glass from early 18th century France 
Period : Louis XIV / Louis XV - c1700-1750
Origin : France or Belgium 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Ogee with moulded diamonds and fluting 
Stem : Inverted baluster 
Stem Features : Moulded twist 
Foot : Conical 
Pontil : Snapped 
Glass Type : Soda 
Size :  9.8cm height, 4.4cm diameter bowl, 5.9cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 41 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 elaborate Venetian glasses. This along with glassmaking developments in England and Bohemia led to the decline of Venetian and Façon de Venise 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". Along with France these glasses were made in Liege, Belgium. 

References :

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




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  • Product Code: 2019052809
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