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Antique English Ratafia Glass c.1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1236451 (stock# 1591)

Antique English Ratafia Glass c.1765
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DESCRIPTION:
A rare and exquisite ratafia glass with trumpet bowl engraved with a floral boarder and flute moulded to the lowest three quarters, above an opaque twist stem made up of a multi-ply corkscrew inside a pair of multi-ply corkscrews.

Ratafias represent the zenith of elegance in English glass making during the eighteenth century and for this reason glass collector’s value them highly. As a result ale glasses are sometimes misleadingly given the attribution or epithet of ratafias. There is no doubt that this glass is a fine example of the ratafia at its greatest refinement with its height and comparative narrowness, long smooth curves and sinuous fluting.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7⅝ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅝ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
In the making of the glass the pontil has been snapped off quite short, taking an almost unnoticeable sliver of glass with it. The glass is in very good, original condition with average wear to the bowl and foot rims.



Antique Georgian English “Lynn” Wine Glass c.1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1236418 (stock# 1632)

Antique Georgian English “Lynn” Wine Glass c.1765
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£850 

DESCRIPTION:
A well made Lynn wine glass with round funnel bowl embellished with three evenly spaced incised horizontal rings above an opaque twist stem made up of a pair of spiral tapes inside a pair of laminated spiral corkscrews standing on a plain conical foot. So-called “Lynn” glasses were assumed to have been made in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. However no evidence has been found of glassmaking in the area and it would seem more likely that they were made in the County city of Norwich. Lynn glasses can generally be divided into two types. The first type of Lynn glasses are lightly made with relatively small feet, rather indistinct rings and are manufactured from slightly cloudy, grey looking metal. The second, far more satisfactory type, are robustly and confidently made from beautifully clear lustrous metal with more pleasing proportions and clearly defined incised bands. Perhaps these two distinct types of Lynn are the products of different glass houses. This glass represents a superb example of the latter, superior type of Lynn glass.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5⅞ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅛ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in faultless, original condition with average wear to the bowl and foot rims.



Antique English Heavy Baluster Wine Glass c.1710-20

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1236262 (stock# 1683)

Antique English Heavy Baluster Wine Glass c.1710-20
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DESCRIPTION:
A generously knopped and handsome heavy baluster wine glass with round funnel bowl supported on a half knop above a stem with three knops with interconnecting tear: a flattened knop, a smaller flattened knop and a true baluster knop standing on a domed and folded foot. A confident and iconic example of the English heavy baluster in superb condition made from lead crystal metal with a slightly brackish hue. This glass is well made and has a good, solid feel to it. Glasses of the period typically have some inclusions. This glass is no exception and has several unobtrusive air bubbles, mainly in the top knop (please see photographs).

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¾ inches;
Foot diameter 3¼ inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in excellent original condition.



Antique English Mercury Twist Goblet c.1755

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1235568 (stock# 1679)

Antique English Mercury Twist Goblet c.1755
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£580 

DESCRIPTION:
A generous wine or small goblet with a round funnel bowl above a “mercury” air twist pair of corkscrews standing on a plain conical foot with a ground pontil mark (seen as an added touch of refinement at the time).

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7 inches;
Bowl diameter 3 inches;
Foot diameter 3¼ inches.

CONDITION:
This fine glass is in excellent original condition with the usual air bubbles and inclusions found in glasses made at this time (see photographs). The foot rim has a reassuring tooling mark to the edge.



Rare Antique English Composite Stem Wine Glass c.1755

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1233817 (stock# 1646)

Rare Antique English Composite Stem Wine Glass c.1755
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DESCRIPTION:
A rare form of composite stem Georgian knopped wine glass, the waisted bucket bowl engraved with fruiting vine border supported on a triple annulated collar above a single series air twist spiral gauze with a basal knop of two annulated rings plus a small proto-knop all standing on a plain conical foot. This glass is strikingly similar to the one illustrated in Bickerton’s "Drinking Glasses”, fig. 438 p. 162. This example has slightly more complex knopping in that the upper knop is triple rather than double annulated and the lower knop is double rather than single. The engraving closely resembles the Bickerton example as do the proportions of both glasses. Their similarity makes it not unreasonable to surmise that both glasses came from the same glass house and possibly from the same "chair".

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅜ inches;
Foot diameter just under 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
The condition of the glass is excellent with the expected wear for antique glasses from this period.



Georgian Antique Irish Cordial/wine Glass c.1730

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1227145 (stock# 1680)

Georgian Antique Irish Cordial/wine Glass c.1730
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DESCRIPTION:
A substantial cordial glass of a type often associated with being of Irish origin, the heavy based round funnel bowl above a thick plain stem with an elongated tear running from the bottom of the bowl towards the lower part of the stem and then re-emerging as short basal tear. The glass stands on a domed foot. Although the glass is substantially made (240 g) it still maintains a pleasing elegance due to its fine proportions.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6¾ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
This glass is in excellent condition showing the expected age related wear to the foot and bowl rims.



Unusual Antique Wine DSOT Glass with Domed Foot c1775

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1226796 (stock# 1677)

Unusual Antique Wine DSOT Glass with Domed Foot c1775
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£525 

An unusual 18 century English lead metal short wineglass, the ogee bowl engraved with a formal egg and dart border above a short opaque twist stem made up of unusually fine threads in the form of a spiral gauze inside a 15-ply spiral band all standing on a plain domed foot. A domed foot is an uncommon feature for an opaque twist stemmed glass to have, and, when they are encountered, it is usually associated with comparatively rare cordial glasses. To find one on a short-stemmed wine glass, as in this example, is quite exceptional. Another fascinating feature of this glass is the opaque twist stem, which is constructed of such fine threads that a moiré pattern is formed. A stem that exhibits such refinement and delicacy is clearly the work of a master craftsman.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 2½ inches.

CONDITION:
There is a small and enclosed air inclusion in the inside of the bowl in the lower quarter. In good original and unrestored condition with the expected patterns of wear found in a glass of this age.



Antique English Air Twist Wine Glass Rare Bowl c.1750

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1213572 (stock# 1448)

Antique English Air Twist Wine Glass Rare Bowl c.1750
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£510 

DESCRIPTION:
An interesting lead metal wine glass with an unusual bowl form, somewhere in between a round funnel and bell bowl, with honeycomb moulded base above an air twist stem with a single spiral cable standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2½ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
Other than two seeds, a small one near the bowl rim and a slightly larger one on the foot (see photographs 4 and 6) the glass is in excellent condition with normal signs of wear.



A Pair of English Plain Stem Dwarf Ale Glasses c.1760

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1213431 (stock# 1454)

A Pair of English Plain Stem Dwarf Ale Glasses c.1760
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£195 

DESCRIPTION:
A charming, pretty pair of dwarf ale glasses or wine flutes with drawn trumpet bowls decorated with swag engraved decorated borders above plain stems (one of which has a small, incidental included tear) with slight swelling basal knops standing on conical folded feet.

DIMENSIONS:
Height: one is 5¾ inches, the other very slightly taller;
Bowl diameters 2¼ inches;
Foot diameters 3 inches.

CONDITION:
The right hand glass has an insignificant short and shallow open bubble, barely noticeable in photograph no. 1, on the inside of the bowl, near the bottom. Both are in good, clean condition with appropriate wear for their age.



Antique English Lead Metal Plain Stem Wine Glass c.1750

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1212957 (stock# 1518)

Antique English Lead Metal Plain Stem Wine Glass c.1750
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£265 

DESCRIPTION:
A very satisfactory simple and nicely proportioned Georgian mid-eighteenth century lead metal wine glass of solid composition with a large bucket bowl above a plain stem standing on plain conical foot with pontil mark.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5¾ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅜ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
As in many wine glasses of the period there are some air bubbles… one in the bottom of the bowl and another one in the foot (the latter just visible in photograph 6 at 5 o’clock near the pontil mark) both enclosed, unobtrusive and about 2 mm in diameter. This glass is in very good condition with the expected signs of wear.

NOTES:
This robust and practical glass would be suitable to use without too much anxiety. It would perfectly compliment a bottle of Port or perhaps a spot of Madeira.


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