Norwegian Knopped Multi Spiral Air Twist Wine Glass c1760

Heading : Multi spiral air twist wine glass
Date : c1740
Origin : Norway
Colour : Clear, dark grey hue
Bowl : A flared bell bowl with a solid section at the base containing the continuation of the air twist contained within
Stem : Multi spiral air twist which continues through a large inverted baluster knop
Foot : Conical and folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :
16.5cm tall with a 6.5cm bowl and a 7.5cm foot   
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight :
179 grams

Additional Information : Almost certainly Norwegian in origin.The Kongelig Allernaadigst Octrojerede Nordske Compagnie sent one Morten Waern known as Martin Warren in England on an act of industrial espionage to determine the secrets of the English glass industry. Having tried to recruit glassblowers in Liverpool and was sent to Newgate prison London to reflect upon his sins. He was released on bail and in 1755 and fled the country.  Several English glass workers arrived in Norway together with many more from Germany where the "company" had sent other agents. The names of the English glass workers who migrated togetter with their families to the Hurdal and Nostetangen factories are documented.

This is lead glass, another glass myth busted.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 21121606
  • Availability: Sold
  • £260.00

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