Date & Origin
England, c1760. Period of George III.
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 14.6cm Rim diameter: 5.3cm Foot diameter: 6.9cm.
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.
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.