Rare 18th Century Blue Sweetmeat Glass c1760

£475.00 $635.98 Product Code: 2020063002

Date & Origin 

England, c1760. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown, no chips cracks or restoration

Dimensions 

Height: 8.8cm Rim diameter: 10.2 Foot diameter: 5.8cm.

Technical Description 

An exceptional and very rare 18th century sweetmeat or master salt glass in blue. It has a flared conical ribbed bowl with an over folded rim. Sits on an inverted baluster stem above a conical foot with snapped pontil.

Similar glass from this era in blue with folded rims can be found in the V&A London, however, this particular Venetian influenced form is exceptionally rare. 

Hand-blown around the time the British captured Pondichéry, India from the French on the 16th of January 1761.

 

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