Date & Origin
England, c1840. Period of Victoria
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 14.4cm Bowl diameter: 7.2cm Foot diameter: 7.6cm.
A Victorian plain stem wine glass. This later classic Georgian form features a teared plain stem with a drawn trumpet bowl. The folded conical foot has a rough pontil.
Under a number of reforms proposed by Sir Rowland Hill including a standard price for sending a letter (prior to this, it was the person who received the letter who paid how much was due depending on weight and distance travelled). In 1840, the first stamp is issued which featured a black and white portrait of Queen Victoria costing one penny (more often referred to as the "Penny Black").