Georgian antique 18th century 19th century collectors drinking glass
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1378758 (stock #180421.04.6)
Athelny Antiques
£155.00
DESCRIPTION:
This balustroid drinking glass has a round funnel bowl above a teared inverted baluster shoulder knop, a plain stem continuing to a cushioned basal knop all standing on a plain conical foot.

It is often argued that the balustroid glasses were, generally inferior to the previous baluster generation. This glass would support this view of degeneration. This is not to say that all balustroids are inferior; but it should be borne in mind that these glasses were being made in response to the increase in glass tax and the changes brought about by the “Gin Craze” as depicted in William Hogarth’s print, Gin Lane.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6¾ inches;
Bowl diameter 2½ inches;
Foot diameter 3 inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in good, undamaged condition and has not been restored in any way. However the glass has several of the classic balustroid manufacturing faults: the bowl contains fair sprinkling of inclusions, some of which are near the bowl rim and have distorted it in places; the foot also contains a number inclusions; an annealing fault has slightly deformed the foot causing the glass to rock a bit. All these blemishes are typical of balustroid glasses and are a record of the production pressures the glassblowers were under. Overall, this is a good, honest glass and makes it a good buy for anyone starting a glass collection.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378746 (stock #180421.03.60)
Athelny Antiques
£895.00
DESCRIPTION:
This outstanding glass is a rare example of the light baluster style associated with Newcastle on Tyne. The heavy-based bell bowl is supported on a light baluster stem with of a rare ‘drop knop’, above a true baluster knop standing on a folded conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6 inches;
Bowl diameter 2½ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in excellent condition with no restoration or damage. Light wear to the foot and bowl rims. The glass has a few insignificant air inclusions in the foot and there is a small tear in the base of the bowl which is nicely centred and so difficult to know if it was intentional or not
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378704 (stock #180421.02.19)
Athelny Antiques
£550.00
DESCRIPTION:
A baluster stemmed wine glass with teared heavy-based bell bowl, the tear extending down through a plain section and continuing into a basal knop all standing on a folded conical foot. Made from good clear lead crystal glass

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¾ inches;
Foot diameter 3 inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in excellent condition with no restoration or damage. Light wear to the foot and bowl rims. There are three miniscule closed air bubbles; one in the bowl and two in the foot and perfectly normal for a glass of this period.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378672 (stock #18042101.41)
Athelny Antiques
£650.00
DESCRIPTION:
So called ‘KitCat’ wine glasses can vary enormously in the quality of the metal, the expertise of the gaffer and in their aesthetic achievement. This example is probably best of the type we have sold. What makes this glass so pleasing are its proportions; not only does the teared, slender and tapering stem act as the perfect springboard for the gently flared bowl it also provides a contrasting foil for the unusually confident (for balustroids) knop below. In turn the foot’s height allows for the creation of a curved profile that reflects the harmony found above.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
The glass, made from good, clear lead crystal glass is in excellent condition with no restoration or damage. Only light wear to the foot and bowl rims. There is a small, enclosed seed in the foot rim fold and a much smaller inclusion near the bottom of the bowl.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378244 (stock #2057)
Athelny Antiques
£1,550.00
DESCRIPTION:
A fine early Georgian wine, glass beautifully made and in superb condition with a heavy based trumpet bowl supported on a collar above a teared swell knop standing on folded conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7 inches;
Bowl diameter 3 inches;
Foot diameter 3⅛ inches.

CONDITION:
In excellent condition with no restoration or damage.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378168 (stock #1962)
Athelny Antiques
£1,350.00
DESCRIPTION:
A rare and elegant ratafia glass with an elongated round funnel bowl with engraved floral decoration to the upper half supported on a double series opaque twist stem comprised of a pair of spiral tapes inside a 17-ply spiral band standing on a plain conical foot. This exceptional glass is the epitome of a well-made Georgian drinking glass: it has none of the usual range of blemishes commonly found on its handmade contemporaries There is one air bubble which, while being pictured in one of the photographs, will be a challenge to find!

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7⅜ inches;
Bowl diameter 1⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
No condition problems to report.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378138 (stock #1991)
Athelny Antiques
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DESCRIPTION:
A nicely engraved Ale glass with elongated round-funnel bow engraved with a flowering hops tendrils and a pair of barley ears above double series opaque twist stem made up of a pair of spiral tapes inside a single 12-ply spiral band standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 8 inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅝ inches;
Foot diameter 3 inches.

CONDITION:
In good condition with no damage or restoration
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1378090 (stock #1990)
Athelny Antiques
£850.00
DESCRIPTION:
An imposing wine glass with large capacity bucket with slightly tapered straight sided bowl above a double series opaque twist stem of a spiral gauze inside four spiral threads standing on a plain conical foot. Interestingly, the glass gives an historical window and a record so that we may appreciate how much skill is needed to make a glass of this size. The record is shown frozen in time by the sometimes laboured tooling marks on the bowl and foot and also the glass's slight misalignment.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 8¾ inches;
Bowl diameter 3⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 4₧ inches.
Capacity: Just over 1 imperial pint

CONDITION:
In good order with no damage. The inside of the bowl has been lightly polished to remove some cloudiness. Production issues are noted above. Enclosed air bubble near the base of the bowl (see pic.3)
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1377958 (stock #2085)
Athelny Antiques
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DESCRIPTION:
A rare and enigmatic lead crystal wine glass with tulip bowl engraved with printie swags and stars at the top and the lower half cut with 6 half stars interspersed with bridging cut facets joining up with the hexagon facet cutting of the stem which continues over what can only be described as a teared drop knop. Below this the cutting continues with a short section of vertical flutes all supported on a folded conical foot. Please note: the blue security code written on the foot rim has now been removed.

The enigma of this glass is that its shape is completely characteristic of tulip bowl, drop knop, heavy baluster glasses from c.1710 (see examples in pic 2) but the cutting style is distinctly c.1785 in style. Showing that a glass is "later engraved/cut" is difficult prove… in this case there can be no doubt this example is an early glass probably decorated over 70 years after it was made.

Please note that the horizontal mark across the stem ( see pic 4) is not a repair to the glass but marks the weld point between the bottom of the thick based bowl and the stem proper. You can see where the weld point is in the other examples shown.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅛ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
In very good condition with no damage or restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1377891 (stock #1381)
Athelny Antiques
£580.00
DESCRIPTION:
A large barrel-shaped beaker engraved with a Tyne collier brig on one side and with the initials WIS on the. The brig is crisply engraved and is an accurate representation of this type of sailing vessel. These ships carried coal from the North East of England along the East Coast, mainly to London.

James Cook used colliers for his three voyages of discovery and the Bounty, infamous ship of mutiny fame, was also one. The decline of the Newcastle upon Tyne glass industry was hastened by the replacement of wooden hulled colliers with iron hulled ships which had ballast tanks that could be filled with water instead of the time wasting practice of picking up the sand ballast used by glass-making industry.

DIMENSIONS:
Height: 5⅛ inches;
Bowl rim diameter: 3⅜ inches;
Overall diameter: approx. 4 inches;
Capacity: 1 Imperial pint

CONDITION:
In excellent condition with no restoration or damage. A very tiny seed in the base of the glass. (See enlargement 6 at 8 o'clock). Minimal wear.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1377843 (stock #2097)
Athelny Antiques
£275.00
DESCRIPTION:
This firing glass has a semi-deceptive round funnel bowl above a plain stem leading to a thick firing foot. It is delightfully solid to hold and, judging from the wear on the foot, has heartily fulfilled its purpose of punctuating the drinking toasts of the day made by the gentlemen members of drinking clubs. This was achieved by the glasses being banged down or clattered on the table. The noise made is said to have resembled the sound of muskets being fired in volleys… hence the term 'firing glass'

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 2⅝ inches.

CONDITION:
In excellent condition with no restoration or damage. Proper wear to the foot and bowl rims in relation to the glass' purpose and use. Another point of interest is that the wear to the out-side of the bowl rim was probably caused by dental abrasion
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1377833 (stock #2093)
Athelny Antiques
£275.00
DESCRIPTION:
The plain round funnel bowl sits on a multi-spiral opaque twist stem with medial angular knop above a plain conical foot

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5⅞ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 2⅝ inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in good, unrestored condition with a minute nick to the inside of the bowl rim (see illustration 3 at 3 o'clock).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1900 item #1377831 (stock #2013)
Athelny Antiques
£2,850.00
DESCRIPTION:
Jacobite wine glass made in the Newcastle light baluster stem style, the round funnel bowl engraved with an open rose, a rosebud and five leaves; three to left and two to right. Below the bowl is an elaborate Newcastle style stem composed of a half knop supporting the bowl continuing to a drop knop in turn supported on a cushion knop, above a beaded proper knop, the beading continuing into an inverted baluster knop and finally to a basal knop punctuating the transition from stem to plain conical foot.

The style of engraving looks to be in the style of Engraver A as identified by Geffrey Seddon in his book on Jacobite glass (1995, p140). The overall configuration of the engraved leaves fits Seddon's description on p95.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2½ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅝ inches.

CONDITION:
A refined antique wine glass made of high quality greyish lead metal showing firm striation and tooling marks to bowl and foot. The glass is in good condition with no signs of restoration or damage. Normal patterns of wear for the age of the glass.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1377827 (stock #1995)
Athelny Antiques
£525.00
DESCRIPTION:
A mid-eighteenth century wine glass with drawn trumpet bowl. The bowl has been engraved by the hand of a confident craftsman and has pleaseing polished detail. It features a fruiting vine and moth (the latter considered to have Jacobite connotations.) Supporting the bowl is a multi-spiral air twist stem standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6⅞ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¾ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
Made from lovely clear lead crystal metal the glass is in good original condition… no damage or restoration. The glass has a few of the expected, but minor, mixed inclusions in the foot
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1371096 (stock #1526)
Athelny Antiques
£750.00
DESCRIPTION:
Impressive English lead crystal wine goblet, with drawn trumpet bowl, above a medial angular knop, standing on a folded conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7½ inches;
Bowl diameter 3½ inches;
Foot diameter 3½ inches.

CONDITION:
In fine condition with light wear.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1371095 (stock #1771)
Athelny Antiques
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DESCRIPTION:
A delightfully dainty Georgian wine glass with a round funnel bowl engraved with fruiting vine, above a slender spiral cable air-twist stem, standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6 inches;
Bowl diameter 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
In fine condition, apart from a manufacturing fault of some slag discoloration on the pontil mark.

PROVENANCE:
Ex Peter Clough Collection,Harrogate.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1371094 (stock #2027)
Athelny Antiques
£3,750.00
DESCRIPTION:
This classic heavy baluster has a deep based round funnel bowl supported on a rare cushioned knop at shoulder with a tear continuing down to a basal knop all standing on a domed and folded foot.

Few glasses better fit the epithet ‘heavy’ baluster as well as this example which weighs very nearly 10oz (280g). When you pick this glass up for the first time you will be surprised by how heavy it feels in the hand. about double the of a similarly sized balustroid glass. However, despite its solidity, it is beautifully made with good proportions out of lovely greyish metal.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5⅝ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
No condition issues to report.

PROVENANCE:
The glass comes from the Karl-J.E. Liebetrau collection sold at Dr. Fischer 18 March 2017. An almost identical glass is illustrated in Glass Notes Collected and Compiled by Arthur Churchill Ltd, No. 14, December 1954, p36, illustration V. A. ii. c and is described on page 44. The checklist on 35 states that within the baluster glass section cushioned knops make up 2.3% of this category of glasses, only in second place of rarity to balusters with cylinder knops.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1370403 (stock #2056)
Athelny Antiques
£595.00
DESCRIPTION:
Unusual,good, clean glass with greyish tone to the glass. It has an elongated bell bowl supported on a plain teared stem section leading to a large and confident beaded ball knop standing on a plain conical foot.
This is a difficult glass to categorise in that the bowl’s proportion is somewhere between that of an ale glass and a wine glass. Also the stem is somewhere between: plain straight , balustroid/baluster or composite.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6¾ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅛ inches;
Foot diameter 3 inches.

CONDITION:
In very good condition with a very few small inclusions; normal for a glass of this type and period of manufacture. No evidence of restoration.