A Rare Form Baluster Champagne Glass c1725

Heading : A Baluster Champagne Glass or Possibly Mead Glass
Period : George I
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Gadrooned round funnel
Stem : An inverted baluster knop with flattened ball and small ball knop cushion.
Foot : Folded conical foot
Pontil :
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.6cm height,  6.9cm diameter bowl, 8.0cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  408grams 

Those with incurved bowls are often referred to as mead glasses despite their form being that of  Roemer glass from Northern Europe. This is a rare variant with a round funnel bowl it was most probably intended for sparkling or still Rheinsh wines. This is discussed at length within the reference The Golden Age of English Glass - D Lanmon.

Reference: Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses- Bickerton p59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 22091011
  • Availability: Sold
  • £2,350.00

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