Engraved 18th Century Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£325.00 $427.25 Product Code: 2018071639

Date & Origin 

England, c1760. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown. 

Dimensions 

Height: 14.6cm Rim diameter: 5.3cm Foot diameter: 6.9cm.

Weight

128 grams

Technical Description 

18th century opaque twist wine glass. A round funnel bowl engraved with a large floral sprig and a jay in flight stands upon a double series opaque twist stem. The twist is made up of a spiral gauze alternating with two spiral threads. This all rests upon a conical foot with a rough pontil. 

Historical Relevance 

Hand-blown around the time the first patent for a one-piece pencil with eraser was issued to American inventor J. Rechendorf of New York City.

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