Opaque Twist Stems

Georgian opaque twist wine glasses are the second most common form of all Georgian glasses after classical plain stems and they are the easiest to recognise and have mesmerising variations in both pattern and colour. In the USA opaque twist glasses are often referred to as cotton twist stems, cotton twist glasses or simply 18th century twist stem glasses.

Placing enamel canes into a metal cylinder and filling with molten glass ensured each cane retained their relative position. A process of re-heating and drawing out the stem and carefully twisting the rod resulted in a seemingly endless variety of patterns. The addition of coloured rods further increased the variation and complexity of structure within the stems.

The earliest and most rare examples are single series opaque twists (SSOT). Double series opaque twists result from the careful placing of the inner elements (straight rods of enamel) into a mould ,a '”carrot” is made with the inner elements still straight. This carrot is then introduced into another mould, with the canes carefully placed to form the outer element, and another gather of glass is then placed over the whole carrot which is pulled and twisted to form the end result.

Triple series were also made but are very rare indeed. English and continental soda examples are quite plentiful but the lead metal examples are more desirable.

All bowls types and sizes of drinking glasses are encountered with opaque twist stems, from the tall end elegant ratafia and toasting glasses , long stemmed cordials and small firing glasses. The Beiby family frequently enamelled the bowls of opaque twists, it is the most common stem form for Lynn moulded bowls and genuine Jacobite sympathy glasses following The ‘45 are also found in this form.

The most frequently encountered colour twist is red of a Georgian wine glass, particularly in non-lead glass examples of Dutch origin, with blue and pink being harder to find. Purple, green and yellow single colour twists become progressively rarer. Two-colour combinations are rare but not as highly sought after as three-colour combinations, which command considerable interest from both collectors and investors, museums and aesthetes alike.

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Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine opaque twist Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

An Antique Rib Moulded Georgian Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

An Antique Rib Moulded Georgian Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

An Antique Rib Moulded Georgian Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

£150.00

Waisted Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

Waisted Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

A Waisted Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

£290.00

Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A very fine opaque twist Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

Rare and Extraordinary Three Colour Twist Wine Glass c1765

Rare and Extraordinary Three Colour Twist Wine Glass c1765

A very fine and rare colour twist wine glass from c1765 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£3,950.00

Unusual Single Series Opaque Twist Ratafia Glass c1760

Unusual Single Series Opaque Twist Ratafia Glass c1760

A very fine and unusual single series opaque twist Ratafia glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£525.00

Double Series Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Double Series Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine double series opaque twist Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£235.00

Georgian Triple Knop Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1765

Georgian Triple Knop Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1765

A stunning three knop opaque twist stem Georgian

£425.00

18th Century Flared Bucket Bowl Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

18th Century Flared Bucket Bowl Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

18th Century Flared Bucket Bowl Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£260.00

18th Century Flared Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

18th Century Flared Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A very fine single series opaque twist stem wine glassmade c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

Petal Moulded Double Series Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Petal Moulded Double Series Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine petal moulded double series opaque twist wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

A Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

A Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

A Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

£140.00

Antique Opaque Twist Stem Champagne Flute c1760

Antique Opaque Twist Stem Champagne Flute c1760

One of many antique wine glasses to be found in our online store

£145.00

Opaque Twist Stem Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Opaque Twist Stem Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine opaque twist stem Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£140.00

Knopped Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Stem Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Knopped Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Stem Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine opaque twist stem Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

Four Knop Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Four Knop Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine four knop opaque twist Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drining glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£525.00

Single Series Opauqe Twist Wine Glass c1760

Single Series Opauqe Twist Wine Glass c1760

A very fine single series opaque twist wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£275.00

Petal Moulded Double Series Opaque Twist Georgian Cordial Glass c1760

Petal Moulded Double Series Opaque Twist Georgian Cordial Glass c1760

A very fine petal moulded double series opaque twist Georgian cordial glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian wine glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£525.00

Jacobite Sympathy Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Jacobite Sympathy Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A very fine Jacobite sympathy opaque twist wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£350.00

Opaque Twist Georgian Cordial Glass c1760

Opaque Twist Georgian Cordial Glass c1760

Opaque Twist Georgian Cordial Glass c1760

£325.00

Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£275.00

18th Century Double Knop Opaque Twist Wine Glass

18th Century Double Knop Opaque Twist Wine Glass

18th Century Double Knop Opaque Twist Wine Glass

£260.00

Fine Georgian Knopped Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1765

Fine Georgian Knopped Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1765

Fine Georgian Knopped Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1765

£275.00

Engraved Pan Top Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Engraved Pan Top Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Engraved Pan Top Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£375.00

Petal Moulded Opaque Twist Stem WIne Glass c1760

Petal Moulded Opaque Twist Stem WIne Glass c1760

A very fine petal moulded opaque twist stem wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

Petal Moulded Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

Petal Moulded Opaque Twist Georgian Wine Glass c1760

A very fine petal moulded opaque twist Georgian wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£160.00

18th Century Waisted Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

18th Century Waisted Bucket Bowl Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A very fine single series opaque twist wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more Georgian drinking glasses, including a wide range of Georgian wine glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£275.00

A Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£160.00

18th Century Ratafia Glass c1760

18th Century Ratafia Glass c1760

A very fine double series opaque twist ratafia glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

Georgian Triple Knop Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Georgian Triple Knop Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Georgian Triple Knop Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£525.00

Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Stem WIne Glass c1760

Rib Moulded Opaque Twist Stem WIne Glass c1760

A very fine rib moulded opaque twist wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£330.00

Engraved Hunting Scene Opaque Twist Short Wine Glass c1760

Engraved Hunting Scene Opaque Twist Short Wine Glass c1760

A very fine double series opaque twist cordial glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian wine glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£325.00

18th Century Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

18th Century Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

18th Century Multi Spiral Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£350.00

Engraved Double Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

Engraved Double Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A very fine engraved double series opaque twist wine glass from c1760 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of Georgian drinking glasses, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

A Very Fine Engraved Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A Very Fine Engraved Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

A Very Fine Engraved Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£380.00

Tall Antique 18th Century Single Series Opaque Twist Cordial Glass c1760

Tall Antique 18th Century Single Series Opaque Twist Cordial Glass c1760

Tall Antique 18th Century Single Series Opaque Twist Cordial Glass c1760

£575.00

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