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An 18th Century Hollow Stem Balustroid Tax Glass c1750

Heading : An 18th Century  Hollow Stem Balustroid Tax Glass c1750
Period : George II
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Bell shaped, good pucella marks
Stem : Flattened ball knop above a hollow stem with inverted baluster knop above a ball knop cushion
Foot : High conical folded foot
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  16.3cm height,  6.9cm diameter bowl, 7.7cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  131 grams

Reference: Eighteenth Century English drinking glasses an Illustrated Guide. By L.M Bickerton – Page 117 Plate 257.

Following the imposition of the glass tax in 1746 one means to reduce the weight of a glass was to introduce hollow stems and extended air tears into stems. Folded feet also became less prevalent after the introduction of the tax.


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  • Product Code: 21031702
  • Availability: Sold
  • £340.00

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