Rare Engraved 18th Century Newcastle Light Baluster Wine Glass c1750

£1,150.00 $1,432.21 Product Code: 2019012116

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 17.6cm Rim diameter: 6.9cm Foot diameter: 7.3cm.

Weight

179 grams

Technical Description 

A rare engraved 18th century Newcastle light baluster wine glass. A round funnel bowl engraved with a band of ‘Greek key’. The stem is comprised of an annular knop with opposing balusters above and below. A basal knop completes the stem and joins it with a helmet foot featuring a rough pontil. A magnificent well balanced and rare example.

Historical Relevance 

Hand-made around the time the ruins of Pompeii were rediscovered.

Relevant References

This exact example is featured in Eighteenth Century English drinking glasses an Illustrated Guide. By L.M Bickerton – Page 123 Plate 283.

 

 

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