Georgian Opaque Twist Ratafia Glass c1760

£590.00 $752.43 Product Code: 2022090116

Technical Description

An 18th century Ratafia glass dating to c1760. The bowl, as with all Ratafia's has almost vertical sides and sits on a double series opque twist stem consisting of a 12 ply spiral band outside a a pair of spiral tapes. Conical foot.

Ex Geoffrey Walton collection

Date & Origin

England, c1760. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration

Dimensions

Height: 17.7cm, Rim diameter:4.4cm,  Foot diameter: 6.2cm

Historical Context

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.

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