Engraved 18th Century 'Justitia' Newcastle Light Baluster Wine Glass

£2,800.00 $3,606.68 Product Code: 2018110617

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 18.9cm Bowl diameter: 8.7cm Foot diameter: 8.5cm.

Weight

238 grams

Technical Description 

An engraved Newcastle light baluster wine glass. The round funnel bowl is engraved Justitia above a fine depiction of the blindfolded Lady Justice herself, carrying her sword and scales. This image is comprised of wheel engraving with fine polished and diamond point detailing. The knopped stem incorporates two annular knops above a beaded inverted baluster and basal knop.

Historical Relevance 

Lady justice was Iustitia in Roman Mythology, she is depicted wearing a blindfold, this is a symbol of the impartiality of justice. The sword in one hand represents the swiftness and finality of justice and finally the scales symbolise the weighing of evidence.

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