Engraved “Newcastle” Light Baluster Wine Glass c.1750
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: item # 1181711
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Although often described as a Newcastle light baluster glass it now seems unlikely that Newcastle is in fact their place of origin. Recent research suggests that these glasses were in fact manufactured in the Netherlands, although there are some who believe London was their origin. Well, whatever their place of manufacture was, this glass is a refined and delicate example of the type in lead crystal with a complex stem form. The pointed funnel bowl is Dutch engraved with a baroque foliate border above a stem with an inverted baluster shoulder knop, a medial acorn knop and a basal knop all standing on a domed, folded foot.
GF Berney and Lady Ruggles-Brise Collection and purchased by GS Tett at Sotheby’s, 4th May 1950 part of Lot 7
Height 7⅛ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 3⅛ inches.
This glass is offered in excellent, unrestored condition with two tiny inclusions, one in the bowl and in the other in the stem. The glass has the normal wear to the underside of the foot and bowl rim expected on a glass of this age.