Rare Two Part Georgian Double Knop Engraved Ale Glass c1750

£575.00 $710.76 Product Code: 2019120904

Date & Origin 

England, c1750. Period of George III.

Condition

Excellent, age-related wear as shown. 

Dimensions 

Height: 19.2cm, Rim diameter: 6.5cm Foot diameter: 8cm.

Weight

270 grams

Technical Description 

A rare example of an 18th-century air twist ale glass. Long round funnel bowl engraved with a double saltire of barley and a single hop. Sits on a very unusual double knopped air twist stem above a conical foot with a snapped pontil.

Standard glasses in this form are normally three-part construction, however, this glass is a two-part. The single and only join being above the lower knop (which explains why the air twist tails off towards the base of the knop). This is rare construction technique for an ale glass and is more akin to the construction of composite stems and Newcastle light balusters.  The lower knop and foot are made from the 2nd gather of glass. The glass could be slightly earlier than in 1750 as a result. I can't recall seeing another example. 

Historical Relevance 

Hand-blown around the time George III became King of Great Britain

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