18th Century Georgian Engraved Opaque Twist Dram Glass c1760

£275.00 $346.20 Product Code: 2018071906

Date & Origin

England, c1760. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions

Height: 10.1cm Rim Diameter: 4.9cm Foot Diameter: 6.5cm.

Weight

151 grams

Technical Description

A round-funnel bowl engraved with cross-hatched swags and pendants above a floral sprig and pastoral scene with deer and a stag. A double series opaque twist stem featuring a pair of spiral cables outside a pair of three-ply spiral bands. The piece is supported by a conical foot with a rough pontil.

Historical Relevance

Hand-blown around the time Scottish chemist, Joseph Black, described his discovery of carbon dioxide and magnesium in a paper to the Medical Society of Edinburgh.

 

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