An 18th century Toasting glass dating to c1750.
It has a drawn trumpet bowl leading to a very thin stem above a conical foot.
Toasting glasses have very thin stems and the folklore story is that they were only used once for the toast and then broken in two so that the glass could never be used again for a different toast.
This is a fine English lead example with a particuarily thin stem.
Date & Origin
England, c1750. Period of George II.
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration
Height: 19.8cm, Rim diameter:5.2cm, Foot diameter: 7.6cm
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.
This item is out of stock.