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Double Knopped Multi Series Air Twist Wine Glass c1750

Heading : Double Knopped Multi Series Air Twist Wine Glass
Period : George II- George III
Origin : England or possibly Norway
Colour : Clear , deep grey hue
Bowl : Round funnel, strong pucella marks
Stem : Multi series air twist with annulat collar, ball and angular knops
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  18.4cm height,  6.4cm diameter bowl, 7.3cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  197 grams 

This may possibly be Norwegian in origin, it is a very dark grey.The Kongelig Allernaadigst Octrojerede Nordske Compagnie sent one Morten Waern known as Martin Warren when in England on an act of industrial espionage to determine the secrets of the English glass industry.

Having tried to recruit glassblowers in Liverpool he was sent to Newgate prison London to reflect upon his sins. He was released on bail and in 1755 he fled the country.  Several English glass workers arrived in Noway together with many more from Germany where the "company" had sent other agents shortly after his return. The names of the Englishmen who migrated together with their families to the Hurdal and Nostetangen factories are documented.

Remember not all 18th century lead glass is English. It is a just a myth that is still widely believed.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 21091521
  • Availability: 1
  • £425.00


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