18th Century English Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£150.00 $200.84 Product Code: 2020020312

Date & Origin 

England, c1760. Period of George III.

Condition

A few small nibbles to one section of the underside of the foot, very minor.

Dimensions 

Height: 14.8cm Rim diameter: 5.1cm Foot diameter: 6.8cm.

Technical Description 

An 18th-century opaque twist wine glass. A round funnel bowl above a double series opaque twist stem consisting of a pair of spiral tapes outside a multiply corkscrew. A conical foot with a rough pontil.

Historical Relevance 

As part of the Scott Falk collection, this is a fine solid glass with an excellent well-balanced twist The little nibbles to the underside of the foot should be considered part of the wear that would be expected on a glass 250+ years old and I'm sure Scott looked upon it that way. 

In a historical context, this glass was made around the time that the Scottish School of Design was founded in Edinburgh on July 27th 1760. It later became the Royal Institution and finally the Royal Scottish Academy.

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