Date & Origin
Excellent, Age-related wear, No chis cracks or restoration
Height: 14.2cm Rim diameter: 9.2cm Foot diameter: 8.8cm.
A very unusual engraved antique wine glass dating to the late 19th century. Either French or Bohemian, it has a conical bowl facet cut to the base with alternate panels of flowers, oval printie cuts and geometric engravings. Hollow stem above a high conical folded foot.
We have a near-matching pair of these glasses and I can honestly say we have never come across another example. The workmanship is superb and the form very unusual, the stem being one gather of glass with the pontil in the base of the bowl. Although the cutting and engravings are very 18th-century Boheiam in style, the overall form has an elegant French feel. Despite showing the glasses to a number of recognised experts in continental glass, we couldn't come up with a definitive manufacturer.