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Antique English Opaque Twist Wine Goblet c.1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1254225 (stock# 1734)

Antique English Opaque Twist Wine Goblet c.1765
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DESCRIPTION:
A good wine goblet of English lead crystal metal with bucket bowl above an opaque twist stem comprising of a lace twist inside a pair of spiral threads all standing on a plain conical foot. This is a well-made glass with a neatly formed twist and a gentle incurve to the bowl that gives a nice “lift” to the overall appearance of the glass.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7 inches;
Bowl diameter 3⅛ inches;
Foot diameter 3⅜ inches.

CONDITION:
A good clean glass in original condition with a few inoffensive air inclusions and the expected wear to bowl and foot rims.



Antique English Opaque Twist Goblet c.1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 1248901 (stock# 1701)

Antique English Opaque Twist Goblet c.1765
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DESCRIPTION:
A fine and well proportioned wine goblet with an uncommon fully rib-moulded ogee bowl above a neatly made single multi-ply corkscrew standing on a plain conical foot. A well made glass with fine proportions and poise… real class .

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7 inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅝ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
In good, unrestored condition, with a few very small air bubbles in the foot and the usual signs of wear on the underside foot rim and bowl rim.



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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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 Knopped Opaque Twist Wine Glass c.1750

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1191834 (stock# 1565)

Antique English Knopped Opaque Twist Wine Glass c.1750
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DESCRIPTION:
A refined looking Georgian drinking glass made with lead crystal glass with a very crisp flute moulded round funnel bowl above a multi-spiral opaque twist with a medial knop standing on a plain conical foot. Single series opaque twist glasses with knops are relatively uncommon ⎯ Barrington Haynes puts them at about 5% of all opaque twists.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5¾ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 2¼ inches.

CONDITION:
In excellent condition with the expected wear to the underside of the foot.



Rare Antique Cordial Glass with Domed Foot. C.1760

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1190607

Rare Antique Cordial Glass with Domed Foot. C.1760
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DESCRIPTION:
A charming example of the reasonably rare opaque twist cordial glass with helmet or domed foot the bowl being of round funnel style with an etched swag border and basal honeycomb moulding above a double series white opaque twist stem which contains a pair of spiral tapes surrounded by a single 15-ply spiral band all raised on a domed foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6⅛ inches;
Bowl diameter 1¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2½ inches.
Bowl capacity 0.8 fl. oz.

CONDITION:
In excellent condition with light wear to the underside of the foot and slightly heavier wear to the bowl rim.

NOTES:
This glass is very similar to the glass illustrated in Turnbull and Herron’s “Price Guide to English 18th Century Drinking Glasses” on page 239 where our attention is drawn to the “stand out” features of the form by being a cordial and having a domed foot. They also draw attention to the similarity in form to plain stem cordials usually attributed to being of Irish manufacture (see enlargement 1 with inset). It is interesting to note, too, the similarity of bowl shape in both examples: they both share the same infrequently seen parallel-sided variation of the round funnel bowl.



Antique Opaque Twist Wine Glass c. 1765

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 1145740 (stock# 1431)

Antique Opaque Twist Wine Glass  c. 1765
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DESCRIPTION:
An idiosyncratic English lead crystal wine glass with an unusual bowl form. The bowl is of double-ogee form with flute moulding to the lower half above a double series opaque twist stem comprised of a spiral gauze inside a pair of corkscrews standing on a plain conical conical foot. The opaque twist represents the pinnacle of English glass-making at its best: it is beautifully and accurately made and has an attractive greyish hue (the kind of subtle white you might find in a Farrow & Ball paint catalogue).

DIMENSIONS:
Height – 5½ inches;
Bowl diameter – 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter – 2⅝ inches.

CONDITION:
The bowl of this characterful glass is not perfectly symmetrical and there is the tiniest very shallow fleabite to the underside of the foot, which can just be seen at 10 o’clock on picture 6. Other than this the glass is in excellent condition with no restoration.



Antique Engraved Opaque Twist Jacobite Goblet c. 1765

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 1132943 (stock# 1391)

Antique Engraved Opaque Twist Jacobite Goblet c. 1765
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DESCRIPTION:
A fine example of an engraved Jacobite goblet with a generous ogee bowl with contemporary engraved Jacobite symbols including an open rose and bud and a butterfly on the reverse. The bowl is supported on a double series opaque twist stem made up of a central gauze surrounded by a pair of tapes. The glass stands on a large plain and slightly domed foot with broken pontil mark.

DIMENSIONS:
Height – 8 inches;
Bowl diameter – 3⅝ inches;
Foot diameter – 4⅛ inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in excellent condition with some small enclosed bubbles in the bottom of the bowl and in the foot.



Georgian Antique Opaque Twist Wine Goblet c. 1785

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 1116739 (stock# 1357)

Georgian Antique Opaque Twist Wine Goblet c. 1785
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DESCRIPTION:
A well formed lead crystal English wine goblet with relatively rare ovoid bowl petal moulded to the lower half above a double series opaque twist stem made up of a 16-ply spiral band outside a pair of spiral threads stranding on a plain conical foot with broken pontil mark. You will perhaps have noticed that I have dated this glass slightly later than is usual for DSOTs which are, by convention, generally dated to around 1765 or 1770. This is because the bowl is constructed in a very similar way to Adam inspired rummers (often with lemon squeezer bases) which were made from about 1785. The particularly crisp moulding along with a fairly thick bowl suggest that the glass was made at a similar time as these early rummers.

DIMENSIONS:
Height – 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter –3⅛ inches;
Foot diameter – 3¼ inches.

CONDITION:
Excellent condition with the expected wear to bowl rim and bearing surface of the foot.



Georgian Cordial Glass Opaque Twist Stem c. 1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 1086955 (stock# 1297)

Georgian Cordial Glass Opaque Twist Stem c. 1765
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DESCRIPTION:
A most handsome cordial glass with a thick based bucket bowl above a double series opaque twist stem with an inner pair of spiral tapes surrounded by a pair of 11-ply spiral bands standing on a large plain conical foot with broken pontil mark.

DIMENSIONS:
Height – 6⅞ inches;
Bowl diameter – 1⅞ inches;
Foot diameter – 3 inches.

CONDITION:
Particularly observant customers may be able to spot two pinpricks to the underside of the foot shown in picture 6 at 7 and 8 o’clock. These are within the confines of normal wear and tear but mentioned for accuracy. In good original condition with normal signs of wear to the bowl and foot rims.



Rare Antique Georgian Saucer-Top DSOT Wine Glass c.1765

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 1069598 (stock# 930)

Rare Antique Georgian Saucer-Top DSOT Wine Glass c.1765
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DESCRIPTION:
This unusual Georgian wine glass has a rare form saucer-topped trumpet bowl over a double series opaque twist stem comprised of a pair of spiral tapes inside a 6-ply spiral band (one of which is an air ply which is probably incidental rather than deliberate). The stem stands on a plain conical foot with broken pontil mark. The metal has a slight bluish hue to it. A similar glass to this is described and illustrated in Turnbull and Herron’s “Price Guide to English 18th Century Drinking Glasses” page 228.

DIMENSIONS:
Height – 6 inches;
Bowl diameter – 2 1/4 inches;
Foot diameter – just under 3 inches.

CONDITION:
There is a small piece of frit halfway up the stem, which can be seen in photograph three to the left of the stem just over halfway up. The glass is in good condition with a few of the usual air inclusions and normal patterns of wear.



ANTIQUE GEORGIAN KNOPPED OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS C.1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 901960 (stock# 928)

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN KNOPPED OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS C.1765
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DESCRIPTION: a very pretty lead metal wine glass with mould fluted round funnel bowl sitting on a multi-spiral opaque twist stem with medial knop standing on a high conical foot. DIMENSIONS: height just under 6 inches; bowl 2 inches; foot 2.5 inches. CONDITION: in immaculate condition with no discernible faults.


ANTIQUE GEORGIAN OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS CIRCA 1765

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 901957 (stock# 907)

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS CIRCA 1765
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DESCRIPTION: a fine example of an elegant Georgian wine glass constructed from beautifully clear lead metal. The glass has a bell bowl with lovely striation and tooling marks sitting on a double series opaque twist stem comprised of an inner pair of spiral tapes surrounded by an 11 ply spiral band standing on a plain conical foot. DIMENSIONS: height 6.5 inches; bowl 2.8 inches; foot 3.1 inches. CONDITION: the glass is in excellent order with no appearance of restoration.


ANTIQUE GEORGIAN OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS CIRCA 1765

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800   item# 901804 (stock# 880)

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS CIRCA 1765
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DESCRIPTION: this lead metal wine glass has a large capacity slightly waisted ogee bowl sitting on a double series opaque twist stem comprised of a spiral gauze surrounded by a pair of spiral tapes all sitting on a plain conical foot. DIMENSIONS: the glass stands 6.4 inches tall with a bowl diameter of 2.8 inches and a foot diameter of 2.75 inches. CONDITION: excellent condition with normal looking age-related wear.


English Georgian Engraved Tall Ale Glass. Circa 1765

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1800   item# 792826 (stock# 764)

English Georgian Engraved Tall Ale Glass. Circa 1765
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An elegant example of a mid-Georgian tall ale glass with double series opaque twist stem dating from around 1765. The round funnel bowl is finely engraved with the traditional hops and barley motif. The twist stem comprises of an inner lace twist core surrounded by a seven ply spiral band. The glass is constructed of exceptionally clear lead glass and measures a fraction under 7 inches tall. The bowl measures 2 1/8 inches across and the foot measures 2 7/8.

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