Date & Origin
England, c1760. Period of George III.
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 13.4cm Rim diameter: 5cm Foot diameter: 7.1cm.
18th century opaque twist wine glass. An ogee bowl engraved with crosshatched swags above two floral sprigs stands upon a double series opaque twist stem. The twist is made up of a multi-ply spiral band outside a central gauze. 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.