18th Century Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£160.00 $201.54 Product Code: 2020020314

Date & Origin 

England, c1760. Period of George III.

Condition

No chips or cracks, single small nibble to the underside of the foot rim

Dimensions 

Height: 14.4cm Rim diameter: 5.8cm Foot diameter: 6.7cm.

Technical Description 

An 18th century opaque twist wine glass with a lipped Ogee bowl above a double series opaque twist stem consisting of a pair of spiral threads outside a gauze. A conical foot with a rough pontil.

Historical Relevance 

We have to remember that this collection was put together by Scott Falk in the pre-internet days of the 1980s and as such small insignificant nibbles on the foot, such as this glass has, was perfectly acceptable...as it should be today. Modern restoration could make this nibble disappear and no one would be the wiser, however, it's part of the glasses unique history and really doesn't affect either value or the way its displays. A fine example which I'm sure Scott was very pleased with.

In a historical context, this glass was made around the time that the English parliament enacted the Stamp Act on the American colonies, March 22nd 1765, imposing a tax on many types of printed materials used in the colonies. Seen as a violation of rights, the Act sparks violent demonstrations in several Colonies. 

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