Georgian Nipt Diamond Waies 'Wet' Sweetmeat Glass c1750

£525.00 $737.89 Product Code: 2021032331

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown. No chips cracks. Some very minor residue at the base. One section of the rim has had a polish. 

Dimensions 

Height: 12.3cm Rim diameter: 15.5cm Foot diameter: 10cm.

Technical Description 

An 18th century Nipt Diamond Waies sweetmeat glass with a cup bowl and hollow stem. The base of the bowl has a small hole that allows the juices to flow into the stem and prevents the sweetmeats from becoming soggy, Polished pontil to the base. An exceptionally rare piece.

A very fine example.

Historical Relevance 

Handmade around the time of Sir Robert Walpole’s administration. Pope Clement XII succeeds Pope Benedict XIII, as the 246th pope. Mahmud I (1730–1754) succeeds Ahmed III (1703–1730), as Ottoman Emperor.

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