Georgian antique 18th century 19th century collectors drinking glass
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 #1363621 (stock #2024)
Athelny Antiques
£3,250.00
DESCRIPTION:
Dating from the early 18th century this glass is a classic of its time. This rare glass is confidently made with generous and harmonious proportions. The bell bowl with solid base above a stem, with drop knop below, which is a true baluster knop, standing on a domed and folded foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 5⅝ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅞ inches;
Foot diameter just over 2⅞ inches.



CONDITION:
In excellent, un-restored, condition with a very few feint scratches to the inside of the bowl. Both the bowl and foot rims have wear consistent with their age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1177108 (stock #1512)
Athelny Antiques
£2,995.00
A fascinating heavy baluster dram glass of historical interest. The glass itself is a particularly good example of the classic type of heavy baluster dram glass with a round funnel bowl with heavy base above a large inverted baluster stem with central tear standing on a plain conical foot with an unusual step or terrace on the upper part of the foot. Under the bowl rim, in diamond point, is engraved the legend “A Change so swift what Heart did ever feel” Also there is an engraved cupid’s heart with an arrow and a swastika (at that time a symbol of love). It would seem that this glass is a suitable candidate for having been used by members of the famous and influential 18th century Kit-Cat Club. (See notes below.)

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2½ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
In good original condition. Fairly heavy wear to underside of the foot.

NOTES:
This glass’s links with the Kit-Cat Club are not possible to be either proved or disproved. However, the following notes may provide some thoughts that allow us to piece together and speculate on the true history of the glass.

The engraved writing around the glass is a quote from the highly influential John Dryden, a highly regarded poet and playwright of his time. The legend is a quote from Dryden’s play script ‘The Spanish Fryar’, first published in1681. The play includes the characters Leonora, Queen of Arragon and Torrismond, a general. The Queen’s father had bequeathed his crown to her and also her hand in marriage to Prince Bertran. Torrismond, a soldier who had been banished to the frontiers and had risen to become a general, falls hopelessly in love with her and she with him. However, on realizing the inappropriateness of the relationship she sends him away from court only to change her mind almost immediately when she says the words engraved on the glass… “A Change so swift what Heart did ever feel”

Dryden was an influential poet and playwright who “held court” in a drinking club called the The Witty Club in Will’s Coffee House, a club to which aspiring writers clamoured to be a member of. One of the members, Jacob Tonson, was Dryden’s publisher and founder member of the Kit-Cat Club. Upon Dryden’s death in 1700 the Kit-Cat club prospered at the expense of the Witty Club. Part of the official ’business’ of these clubs was that after their meal they would nominate a ‘beauty.’ This was done by reciting a clever, witty poem extolling the virtues of their chosen subject of adulation and then drinking a toast to her. Part of the ritual was engraving on a glass with a diamond her name and a piece of complimentary verse. Ophelia Fields, in her book “The Kit-Cat Club”, says that no engraved glass as described appears to have survived, although she later referred to a glass engraved with the name of Mrs Walpole from the Hartshorne collection and sold at Bonhams in December 2010 as described by Hartshorne as being a Kit-Cat Club toasting glass. Unfortunately that glass has a wooden replacement foot.

In light of the attributes of the glass on offer it seems not unreasonable to propose the possibility that this glass is one of the original Kit-Cat toasting glasses: the glass dates to circa 1700, has a quote from Dryden engraved on it and has considerable of wear on the foot which indicates long and regular use.
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 #1354923 (stock #1988)
Athelny Antiques
£1,750.00
DESCRIPTION:
A rugged heavy baluster dram glass with heavy based round funnel bowl above a large teared inverted baluster knop with a plain section leading to a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅜ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
In good condition with normal patterns of wear to foot and bowl rims. There are a few light scratches to the bottom of the bowl, probably from over zealous cleaning, and a light short scratch to the top of the foot.
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 #1390395 (stock #2098)
Athelny Antiques
£1,450.00
DESCRIPTION:
Jacobite wine glass, the bell bowl and multi-spiral airtwist stem made in one part with a weld between stem and foot weld. The bowl engraved with an open rose, a rosebud and five leaves; three to left and two to right all standing on a 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 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
In good condition with no restoration or damage. The foot has some of the typical manufacturing flaws in period glassware : A few small smuts along with an iron oxide stain and a couple of shell marks caused by the pontil being broken off a little too short leaving a couple of shell marks. (See pic. 6) Normal patterns of wear for the age of the glass.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1304428 (stock #1840)
Athelny Antiques
£1,350.00
DESCRIPTION:
A nicely proportioned heavy baluster wine glass made from good clear lead crystal glass. The thick based bell bowl rests on a cushion shoulder knop above a teared angular knop, the tear joining to a basal knop standing on a conical folded foot. There is a nice historical touch on the foot. On its top surface a previous owner has inconspicuously diamond engraved his name: Daking. Picture six shows the faint shadow of the engraving which can be seen in the upper left quarter of the foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height:: 6⅛ inches;
Bowl diameter: 2⅞ inches;
Foot diameter: 3 inches.

CONDITION:
The glass is in good original condition with the expected age related wear to the bowl rim and underside of the foot. The is some fine scratch marks to the bottom ⅛ inch of the bowl.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1324206 (stock #1872)
Athelny Antiques
£1,250.00
DESCRIPTION:
This robust, two piece glass is made with lovely grey tinted metal. It is almost unique in the roll call of English glass styles. Its generous proportions and reassuring weight (just under1lb) are difficult to convey through the medium of photography. The ogee bowl (nearing a pan-top) is engraved with a fruiting vine border and is supported on a drawn plain tapering stem standing on substantial conical folded foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height: Just over 7 inches;
Bowl diameter: 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter: 3¾ inches.

CONDITION:
Although the bowl rim is slightly wavy in places and the engraving is very close to the edge the existence of a continuous bead around the rim supports the assertion that this glass has not been tampered with.

NOTES:
We have found only one reference to a glass similar this one. It is illustrated in W A Thorpe's A History of English and Irish glass plate XCV fig, 2



All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1354453 (stock #1999)
Athelny Antiques
£1,250.00
DESCRIPTION:
An elegant glass with some rare and unusual features. The bowl is a well defined ogee type, with moulded fluting and a wheel engraved formal foliate border above a triple series mixed twist composed of an opaque spiral tape inside a spiral air gauze alternating with an opaque spiral tape standing on a plain conical foot. There is an often-quoted adage about rare glasses, which says: “The rarer it is the uglier it is.†This glass completely reverses the rule… Although it is complex in construction the maker has brought that complexity into a harmonious, well-proportioned and satisfying whole.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 3⅝ inches.

CONDITION:
Excellent condition with normal age related wear and no signs of restoration
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 #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 #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 #1191014 (stock #1575)
Athelny Antiques
£725.00
DESCRIPTION:
A satisfyingly heavy and solid example of an English composite stem wine glass made from lovely clear lead crystal metal with waisted bell bowl, (infrequently found in the composite stem group of drinking glasses), joining to a particularly fine and refined multi-spiral air twist upper section to the stem whose threads emanate from the bottom of the bowl. The lower section of the stem is composed of an inverted baluster knop containing extended beads that continue into the lower, plain section of the stem below which there is a basal annular knop. This complex stem stands on a plain conical foot.

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

CONDITION:
In excellent condition with light wear to the underside of the foot and bowl rim.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1334128 (stock #1714)
Athelny Antiques
£650.00
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DESCRIPTION
An scarce mixed twist wine glass made around 1760, with a tulip bowl above a stem made up of a pair of mercury air corkscrews, inside a pair of opaque corkscrews standing on a plain conical foot. There is a very similar glass in Bickerton fig, 714 p.234

DIMENSIONS
Height: 5¾ inches
Bowl diameter: 2⅛ inches
Foot diameter: 2½ inches

CONDITION
Two faint horizontal scratches inside bowl just above the halfway point. These can only just be seen in photograph 2 on the left side of the bowl. There a flea-bite on the outside bowl rim. This is just visible on enlargement 3 at 7 o'clock. In good original condition with no evidence of restoration.
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 #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.
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.