Rare Engraved 18th Century Air Twist Wine Glass c1750

£650.00 $828.95 Product Code: 2023041615

Technical Description 

An exceptional 18th-century wine glass dating to c1750.

 

It has an ogee bowl engraved with a wild Rose, a Sunflower and a Lilly of the valley. Sits on double series air twist stem consisting of two pairs of mercury corkscrews outside a single air thread. Conical foot.

 

The engravings are very nice and the flowers could have some significance but it's really the twist that makes this glass stand out...we don’t recall ever seeing another glass with two pairs of mercury corkscrews outside a thread...the thread being very clear from top to bottom...a rare pattern indeed. The pair of corkscrews could easily be mistaken for a multi-spiral air twist; however, they are corkscrews and as expected reflect light.

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown. No chips cracks or restoration.

Dimensions 

Height: 15.3cm

Rim diameter: 4.9cm

Foot diameter: 6.8cm

Comments 

If you would like to learn more about 18th-century air-twist wine glasses, please have a look at our online article below.

 

Identification of Antique Drinking Glasses - The English Air Twist

 

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