Georgian Balustroid Stem Tax Glass c1750

£275.00

Product Code:23120910

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Description

Heading : Hollow stem Georgian tax glass
Period : George II – c1750
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Round funnel
Stem :
Annular collar. annular medial knop. flattned ball cushion. Hollow.
Foot : Foldec conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  14.9cm height. 5.4cm diameter bowl. 6.9cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent. no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight: 111 grams

References :  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. Folded feet also became less prevalent after the introduction of the tax

Additional information

Weight250 g

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