18th Century Single Series Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£270.00 $332.26 Product Code: MW2022081660

Technical Description 

An antique George III wine glass dating to c1760.

It has a round funnel bowl above a single series opaque twist consisting of a pair of spiral gazues. Conical foot.

A single series opaque twist has a ratio of 1:10 on the double series.

Date & Origin 

England, c1760 Period of George I

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 15.1cm Rim diameter: 5.7cm Foot diameter: 7cm.

Historical Relevance 

George III was born on 4 June 1738 in London, the eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.

He became heir to the throne on the death of his father in 1751, succeeding his grandfather, George II, in 1760. He was the third Hanoverian monarch and the first one to be born in England and to use English as his first language

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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