A very fine 18th-century ale glass with a long round funnel bowl above a plain stem and conical folded foot.
Date & Origin
England, c1740. Period of George II.
Excellent, age-related wear as shown. No chips cracks or restoration.
Height: 16.8cm Rim diameter: 6.1cm , Foot diameter: 7.7cm
For me personally, plain stem glasses from the 18th century have a strength of character that is unequaled in any other form from that period. The word 'plain' is somewhat unfortunate as they are far from plain. A good example which has balance and perfect proportions is a work of art and the sheer delight of drinking from a glass that is over 250 years old...well just let's say it always tastes better...irrespective of your tipple.
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