18th Century Air Twist Wine Glass c1750

£230.00 $288.05 Product Code: 2018071606

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George II.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown.

Dimensions 

Height: 17.7cm   Bowl diameter: 7.1cm   Foot diameter: 8cm.

Weight

194 grams

Technical Description 

An 18th century air twist wine glass. A two piece glass composed of a bell bowl, drawn from a multi-spiral air twist stem. The glass stands on a conical foot with a rough pontil.

Historical Relevance 

Hand-blown around the time Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity, using his famous kite experiment on 15th of June 1752.

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