Rare Antique Georgian Engraved Balustroid Wine Glass c1740

£475.00 $647.95 Product Code: 2021101009

Technical Description 

A very fine example of an 18th-century Balustroid wine glass dating to c1740.

It has a round funnel bowl engraved with a single bunch of grapes with a vine leaf on either side. A Jay bird looking to the rear is on the reverse. Sits on a complex stem consisting of a large flattened shoulder knop above a central angular knop containing a long air tear and finally a basal knop to finish. High conical folded foot.

Comments

You won't find this particular balustriod form very often. A well constructed example, the engravings are almost certainly of Jacobite significance and sympathy with the grapes and two vine leaves replacing the rose and two buds alongside the Jay which is purported to be a symbol of the usurpation of the Stuart Kings.

The combination of form and engravings are rare.

Date & Origin 

England, c1740. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 14.7cm  Rim diameter: 5cm Foot diameter: 6.8cm.

Historical Relevance 

Hand-made around the time Grog was first issued to the Royal Navy in 1740.

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