Engraved 18th Century Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1760

£265.00 $348.37 Product Code: 2018071919

Date & Origin 

England, c1760. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown. 

Dimensions 

Height: 13.4cm   Rim diameter: 5cm   Foot diameter: 7.1cm.

Weight

135 grams

Technical Description 

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. 

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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