Unusual Diminutive DSOT DeceptiveWine Glass c. 1775
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A fine and highly unusual small double series wine glass. Not small enough to be classed as a miniature but perhaps designed for a child’s use being rather petite. (An idea of its size is shown in picture 2 with a comparison with a fairly standard size wine glass measuring a little under 6 inches.) This idea is further supported by the fact that the round funnel bowl is of deceptive construction holding a mere 11 ml (about one third of a fluid oz). The bowl sits above a double series opaque twist stem made up of an inner gauze outside of which are a pair of spiral tapes all standing on a plain conical foot.
Height 4⅞ inches;
Bowl diameter 1⅜ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅛ inches.
In good original and unrestored condition with a miniscule air inclusion in the bowl (shown in picture 3 highly magnified by the deceptive bowl) and a tiny scratch on the bowl less than ⅛ inch also on the bowl. The normal wear one would expect on a glass of this age.
You will see that I have used two sets of photographs to illustrate this glass. The reason for this is to elicit your opinion as to whether of not you think the pictures with the “grapes” demonstrates the subtle patterns found in antique glass better than those without the grapes. These subtleties are notoriously difficult to photograph, however, my aim is to give an accurate representation of the glass to help customers to make an informed decision in choosing glasses.
I would be most grateful to receive your opinion on these comparative pictures. Many thanks, Athelny.