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A Very Rare English Wine Goblet c1745

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: Item # 791247

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A superb and extremely rare bucket bowl wine goblet with an everted lip. The stem is an 8 sided molded pedestal type, also known as a Silesian stem. What makes it particularly uncommon is that it is not straight, but is wrythen molded, with the additional rarity of diamond molding at the shoulders. Completing the beauty of this piece is the single collar below the bowl, and the double collar above the large foot, which has a rough snapped pontil and an extremely wide fold.

The glass is in perfect condition, with no flaws or restorations of any kind. Great color, striations and tool marks. It has an exceptional presence, and is extremely heavy, weighing 15 ounces. It is 6 3/4 inches tall, with a bowl diameter of 3 1/8 inches and a foot diameter of 3 7/8 inches. The fold in the foot extends 13/16 of an inch toward the center of the base.

A similar example, although with the more common straight molded stem, is shown on page 134, plate 326, of Bickerton.