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Verre De Fougère Wine Glass c1720

Heading : 18th Verre De Fougère Wine Glass
Date : 1700 - 1740
Period : Louis XV
Origin : France
Colour : Clear, with a peach tint
Bowl : Optic-moulded diamond pattern. Very thinly blown
Stem : Torsinee inverted baluster
Foot : High conical, folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Potash-soda. This has also been doped with managese oxide
Size : 12.8cm tall with a 5.5cm bowl and a 7cm folded foot
Condition : Excellent, No chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 65 grams

Additional Information : The French term Verre De Fougère translates to glasses of fern. This name comes from the use of fern ash as a source of the flux material. Fern ash is a source of mainly potash and also has a  low soda content, this resulted in a glass which that is prone to crizzling. Torsinee simply means twisted.

References : http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/verre-a-jambe-44

Similar examples can be found in Beyond Venice Glass in the Venetian Style - Page 163 Figure 24.

 

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  • Product Code: 2017011770
  • Availability: Sold
  • £210.00

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