Date & Origin
England, c1795. Period of George III.
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.
Height: 13.2cm Rim diameter: 4.7cm, Foot diameter: 6.4cm
328 grams combined
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.
Hand-blown around the time of the first balloon flight across the English Channel by Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries.