Georgian Cut Glass Hollow Stem Sweetmeat c1785

£225.00 $301.25 Product Code: 2020102523

Date & Origin 

England, c1785. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, single small nibble to the rim.

Dimensions 

Height: 16.4cm Rim diameter: 9.2cm Foot diameter: 9.1cm.

Technical Description 

An 18th century cut glass hollow stem sweetmeat. The lipped cup bowl features a scallop cut rim above a band of diamonds, this rests upon a hollow stem with a swelling knop. A conical foot with a rough pontil supports the piece. 

Historical Relevance 

Hand-blown around the time James Tytler became the first person in Britain to fly by ascending in a hot air balloon in Edinburgh 1784.

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