A Very Rare James Giles Grubbe Type Gilded Wine Glass c1770

Heading : A James Giles Gilded Wine Glass c1770
Period : George III
Origin : London, England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Ogee. Gilded geometric band supporting scrolls and pendants above scattered flowers.So called Grubbe border
Stem : A pair of ribbed of spiral tapes with a pair of spiral threads. This is a single series
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.7cm height,  4.9cm diameter bowl, 6.8cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  113grams

Reference: See In Search Of James Giles- Gerald Coke plate 66a for one of only two other glasses we can locate with the  identical border. Also note the border on the Grubbe Worcester porcelain plate decorated by Giles in the final image.

See Bonhams lot 90 15th November 2017 for the second glass with the same border selling for £2000 including premium

Too many gilded glasses are attributed to Giles. The gilding produced by the atelier has for the most part delicate design with fine detail. Too many of these have have the decades been touched up, the gilding loses it's delicacy and large leaves start to look 'daubed' and amateurish.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 22060611
  • Availability: Sold
  • £2,250.00

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