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Antique Georgian English “Lynn” Wine Glass c.1765

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: Item # 1236418

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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.

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

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