Very Fine 18th Century Georgian Toasting Glass c1710

£310.00 $376.25 Product Code: 2021060901

Date & Origin 

England or Holland, c1710. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent condtion, no chips cracks or retoration

Dimensions 

Height: 21.5cm Rim diameter: 6.5cm Foot diameter: 7.8cm.

Technical Description 

An 18th century plain stem toasting glass, probably used for Champagne. Drawn conical bowl with a very thin stem and a conical foot. Snapped pontil.

Historical Relevance 

Although a common form in the 18th century, relatively few have survived into the 21st century. The traditional "story" is is that once the glass had been used for a toast, it was considered good luck to smash the glass or break the stem so that it could never be used again. If true, then thankfully this was not always the case and a number have survived into today's modern world. The form and practise dates back to the 17th century.

This is one of the finest examples we have had.

 

 

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