A superb 18th-century wrythen flami ale glass dating to c1730. This wrythen-technique differs from typical wrythen moulding as an extra layer of glass is used, giving a deeper texture and more definition. A flattened ball knop sits above a conical foot.
Date & Origin
England, c1730. Period of George II.
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration
Height: 11.7cm Rim diameter: 5.3cm, Foot diameter: 5.7cm
In 1725 Peter the Great died at age 52 after plunging into icy waters to try and save his drowning soldiers and in 1727 in Brazil, Europeans begin planting coffee for the first time
This glass comes from the Michael Wallis collection which took over 45 years to build and contains over 250 drinking glasses, covering all forms from the 18th century, many exceptionally rare. They will all be presented by Exhibit over the coming weeks and months.