18th Century Colour Twist Wine Glass c1760

£2,900.00 $4,075.95 Product Code: 2020070201

Date & Origin 

England, 1750 – 1770. Period of George II or George III.

Condition

Excellent. age-related wear as shown. No chips or cracks. Slight polished to the foot.

Dimensions 

Height: 14.4cm Bowl Diameter: 4.4cm Foot Diameter: 5.9cm.

Weight

147 grams

Technical Description 

A superb and very rare 18th-century opaque twist wine glass with a lipped round funnel bowl above a colour twist stem featuring two pairs of spiral tapes each an independent colour, red, mint green, faint lilac and white. All of this alternates with an opaque spiral gauze. Conical foot with a snapped pontil.

The glass is in original condition apart from one small section of the foot which has been slightly polished. 

A very rare colour stem combination.

Historical Relevance 

Handmade around the time of the Great Fire of Boston and Tacky’s War, a slave rebellion in Jamaica.

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