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An Engraved Georgian Wine Glass c1750

Heading : A beautifully engraved composite stem Georgian wine glass
Period : George 11
Origin : England
Colour : Clear, good grey hue
Bowl : Bell bowl engraved with a spiral of carnations for forget-me-nots
Stem : Short plain stem section above a multi spiral air twist stem with flattened ball knop
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  Height 16.3cm, bowl 5.9cm diameter, 7.0cm foot
Condition : No chips or cracks
Restoration :
A chip on the upper foot rim has been filled with epoxy resin. We have taken images before and after
Weight: 152grams

 

The combination of carnations and forget-me-nots are commonplace within jacobite symbology

The restoration was undertaken at our request by Tiago Oliveira. The choices were to have the rim of the foot ground down and polished or to have the chip filled with epoxy, we opted for the latter for two reasons. Firstly although the restoration is difficult to observe it becomes obvious with ultra violet light and the glass maintains its original dimensions.

When ground and polished restorers go to great lengths to obfuscate this and it is very difficult to detect. This gives the unscrupulous the opportunity to misrepresent restored items, epoxy resin removes this option.

Here is a glass from the same set that has been polished by Andrew Knight of Basil Loveridge Glass Restoration the premier restorer used by almost all antique glass dealers in Britain

https://scottishantiques.com/georgian-wine-glasses/composite-stems?product_id=25344

Both of these techniques are equally valid and highly skilled. The epoxy resin fill is a little more costly and the dimensions are maintained. Polishing costs a little less but the dimensions change.

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  • Product Code: 2019101514
  • Availability: Sold
  • £240.00

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