A tall and very fine example of a mid 18th Century air twist wine glass. A bell bowl with a solid section at the base containing a tight multi spiral air twist that continues down into the stem. The stem also has a central vermicular collar. Conical foot.
A superb two-part glass, the collar being both decorative and practical.
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Identification of Antique Drinking Glasses | The English Air Twist
Date & Origin
England, c1750. Period of George II.
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 19.1cm Rim diameter: 7.2cm Foot diameter: 8.2cm.
Hand-blown around the time France declared war on Britain during The War of the Austrian Succession in 1744.
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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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