The mushroom knop is rare to find in heavy baluster goblets… according to E Barrington Haynes only the ovoid knop is rarer. This glass was probably made between 1710 and 1715 and represents the pinnacle of the heavy baluster period style… after the earlier, plainer period but before the decline to lighter styles when workmanship became somewhat inferior. The glass is well-made with a thistle formed bowl with solid base above a stem with a teared mushroom knop, the tear extending down to a basal ball knop, all standing on a conical folded foot. A very similar glass to this was sold at Bonham’s, Bond Street, from the James Hall collection on 17 September 2008 lot 45.
A further aspect about this glass is that it is one of a pair, a rare find indeed. The second glass will be offered to the buyer of the first with a further 10% discount in the first instance.
Height 6½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 3¼ inches.
In excellent order with the normal wear expected on a glass of this age with a few light scratches and the odd air bubble.