Heading : A 19th century Bristol Green Wine Glass
Period : George III c1790
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Pointed round funnel
Stem : Plain
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 12.7 cm height, 6.7 cm diameter bowl, 6.6 cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks; half a dozen non-intrusive small pieces of sand in the bowl
Restoration : None
Weight: 144 grams
Coloured Glass (Derek C. Davis & Keith Middlemas) Page 47.
Manufactured in a generally consistent style over a period of four decades. The earliest examples date from the reign of George III. These were known as hock glasses, after Queen Victoria's preferred tipple. Beware of 20th century reproductions with spiral-moulded pontil scars.