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
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 14.6cm height, 6.9cm diameter bowl, 8.0cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
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
- Product Code: 22091011
- Availability: Sold