Antique 18th Century Georgian Hollow Stem Excise Wine Glass c1750

£190.00 $236.93 Product Code: 2021101043

Technical Description 

A drawn trumpet bowl with a band of OXO engraving transitioning to a hollow plain stem. This elegant piece rests upon a conical foot with a rough pontil.

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 14.8cm  Bowl Diameter: 6.7cm Foot Diameter: 7cm

Historical Relevance 

Hollow stem glasses are the smallest group or classification of wine glasses from the 18th century, accounting for less than 0.5% of wine glasses made during that period. The hollowed stems saved on glass weight and were made to counter the Excise Act of 1745-46 which was a heavy taxation on the industry. They were only made over a very short space of time making them a less common find today.

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