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Double Series Mercury Twist Wine Glass c1750

Heading : Double series mercury twist Georgian wine glass
Period : George II - c1750
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Round funnel with honeycomb moulding to base.
Stem : Double series mercury twist
Stem Features : A pair of spiral threads outwith a spiral gauze
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  16.1cm height, 5.7cm diameter bowl, 6.6cm diameter foot 
Condition : Very good
Restoration : None 
Weight: 139 grams

The foot is larger than the bowl, however, the foot has been polished. This restoration has been done extremely well but it is detectable.

Firstly there is wear on only a short section on the upper edge of the foot. Secondly the wear on the underside of the foot is almost entirely uniform and runs in parallel with the rim, effectively in concentric rings around the stem. Natural wear is erratic and predominantly points towards the stem. The wear observed on this glss has been applied with a wheel.

We fully understand why this would have been done. Small chips or fritting wil have been removed to restore the aesthetic appeal and in this regard the objective was accomplished.

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 2019103125
  • Availability: 1
  • £165.00


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