Engraved Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760

Heading : Engraved Opaque Twist Stem Wine Glass c1760
Period : George III
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Ogee. The lower bowl with scale and slice cuts. Engraved with cross-hatched swags and pendants.
Stem : A pair of spiral threads outside a corkscrew gauze
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  14.2cm height,  5.1cm diameter bowl, 7.5cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  159grams 

Cutting on the bowl of opaque twist stem wine glasses is rare. Only our third example. The cutting is irregular and this may be explained simply by the fact that the cut area of the bowl does no present a monotonic and uniform surface and this increases the complexity of calculating a uniform design. This is not an early English cut glass, examples form the late 17th and early 18th century are known, it is just an unusual embellishment to an opaque twist.

 

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  • Product Code: PEG029
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  • £290.00


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