Pair of 18th Century Georgian Facet Wine Glasses with Octagonal Feet c1795

£250.00 $311.65 Product Code: 2018071644

Date & Origin

England, c1795. Period of George III.

Condition

Some grazing on the feet as expected. One glass has a number of small slither chips to the edges of the foot. On square based and octagonal feet chips are more prone due to the heavy nature of the construction.

Dimensions

Height: 13.2cm   Rim diameter: 4.7cm,   Foot diameter: 6.4cm

Weight

328 grams combined

Technical Description

A pair of engraved 18th-century facet cut wine glasses. The ogee bowl is engraved with OXO swags. A hexagonal facet cut stem rests upon an octagonal foot with slice cutting. A polished pontil finishes off the piece. Octagonal feet on Facet cut wines are rare.

Historical Relevance 

Hand-blown around the time of the first balloon flight across the English Channel by Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries.

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