George II Hollow Stem Wine Glass c1750

£190.00 $240.98 Product Code: MW2022081796

Technical Description

A fine 18th century wine glass dating to c1750.

It has a trumpet bowl above a hollow plain stem and conical foot.

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.

Date & Origin

England, c1750. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration

Dimensions

Height: 15.5cm, Rim diameter:6cm,  Foot diameter: 7.2cm

Comments

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. 

 

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