A Georgian Balustroid Wine Glass c1740

Heading : A Georgian balustroid wine glass
Period : George III, c1740 if English, c1760 if Norwegian
Origin : England or Norway
Colour : Clear , deep grey blue hue.
Bowl : Bell shape.
Strong pucella marks
Stem : Plain with ball knop cushion
Foot : Folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  16.1cm height,  7.4cm diameter bowl, 7.4cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  160grams 

Another glass that disproves the myth that the diameter of the foot must always be greater than that of the bowl. The reverse may be true with folded feet.

Additional Information : Possibly Norwegian in origin, it is a very dark grey. 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 he was sent to Newgate prison London to reflect upon his sins.

Waern 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 together with their families to the Hurdal and Nostetangen factories are documented.


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