Georgian antique 18th century 19th century collectors drinking glass
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1116739 (stock #1357)
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DESCRIPTION:
A well formed lead crystal English wine goblet with relatively rare ovoid bowl petal moulded to the lower half above a double series opaque twist stem made up of a 16-ply spiral band outside a pair of spiral threads stranding on a plain conical foot with broken pontil mark. You will perhaps have noticed that I have dated this glass slightly later than is usual for DSOTs which are, by convention, generally dated to around 1765 or 1770. This is because the bowl is constructed in a very similar way to Adam inspired rummers (often with lemon squeezer bases) which were made from about 1785. The particularly crisp moulding along with a fairly thick bowl suggest that the glass was made at a similar time as these early rummers.

DIMENSIONS:
Height – 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter –3⅛ inches;
Foot diameter – 3¼ inches.

CONDITION:
Excellent condition with the expected wear to bowl rim and bearing surface of the foot.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1163563 (stock #1476)
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£1,250.00
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DESCRIPTION:
A nicely proportioned lead crystal heavy baluster dram glass with slightly waisted round funnel bowl with solid base above a heavy baluster stem with shoulder inverted baluster knop with elongated tear to a basal knop all standing on a conical folded foot with broken pontil mark.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
In good original condition. Patterns of wear indicate that the slightly wavy bowl rim is as the glass was made.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1177108 (stock #1512)
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£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 1800 item #1191014 (stock #1575)
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£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 #1191943 (stock #1579)
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£140.00
DESCRIPTION:
An unassuming, plain and simple dram glass with an ogee bowl above a plain stem all standing on a thick, plain firing foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4 inches;
Bowl diameter 1⅞ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
There is a small seed in the bowl that can be seen at 7 o’clock in all the pictures showing the bowl and a row of enclosed air bubbles in the foot. These are manufacturing faults and quite normal for glass of this period. The glass is in fine condition showing the usual patterns of wear to the foot and bowl rims.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1226796 (stock #1677)
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£525.00
An unusual 18 century English lead metal short wineglass, the ogee bowl engraved with a formal egg and dart border above a short opaque twist stem made up of unusually fine threads in the form of a spiral gauze inside a 15-ply spiral band all standing on a plain domed foot. A domed foot is an uncommon feature for an opaque twist stemmed glass to have, and, when they are encountered, it is usually associated with comparatively rare cordial glasses. To find one on a short-stemmed wine glass, as in this example, is quite exceptional. Another fascinating feature of this glass is the opaque twist stem, which is constructed of such fine threads that a moiré pattern is formed. A stem that exhibits such refinement and delicacy is clearly the work of a master craftsman.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4½ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 2½ inches.

CONDITION:
There is a small and enclosed air inclusion in the inside of the bowl in the lower quarter. In good original and unrestored condition with the expected patterns of wear found in a glass of this age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1248775 (stock #1711)
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£275.00
DESCRIPTION:
An unusual firing dram with an ovoid bowl engraved with a floral border above an opaque white twist stem made up of a spiral lace twist interspersed between a pair of spiral tapes standing on a thick conical firing foot. Ovoid bowls are not often found on opaque twist firing glasses: the preferred bowl shapes are round funnel or ogee shape. The style of engraving suggests the glass is towards the end of the opaque twist period. The glass is made of lovely greyish, oily metal and feels quite substantial in the hand.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 4⅜ inches;
Bowl diameter 2 inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.

CONDITION:
In excellent original condition with the expected fairly heavy wear to the underside of the foot found on firing glasses.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1304428 (stock #1840)
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£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 #1304453 (stock #1846)
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£565.00
DESCRIPTION:
A dainty light baluster wine glass with waisted bell bowl above a baluster stem composed of a three part group of a collar, cushion knop and flattened knop supported on a true baluster knop and basal knop all standing on a conical folded foot with broken pontil mark. This charming glass is somewhere on the contentious cusp between baluster and balustroid. One very similar to this example is illustrated in Bickerton p.85 pl.132 in the baluster section.

DIMENSIONS:
Height: 6⅜ inches;
Bowl diameter: 2½ inches;
Foot diameter: 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
Please note the small inclusions and enclosed bubbles clearly visible on englargement 2 which are usual in glasses produced at this time. The glass is in excellent, original condition with light wear to the bowl and foot rims.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1324206 (stock #1872)
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£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 #1324329 (stock #1883)
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DESCRIPTION:
A rare and unusual toastmaster glass with deceptive waisted bucket bowl above a single series opaque twist stem formed with an outlined lace twist standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height - 6¼ inches;
Bowl diameter - 2 inches;
Foot diameter - 2¾ inches.

CONDITION:
Unsurprisingly, the relatively inaccessible bottom of the bowl has a hint of bloom. This bloom is disturbed with light scratch marks which probably result from cleaning attempts. A very rare glass offered in excellent condition.

NOTES:
Toastmaster glasses were, of course, designed to give the impression that the celebrant was keeping pace with the guests drinking toasts. This glass illustrates an extreme of the deceptive bowl, holding less than a third of a standard comparable bowl (see image 6) thus allowing the celebrant to remain vertical and comprehensible long after the revelers had fallen by the wayside. Bickerton, Arthur Churchill's and Barrington Haynes provide no references to a glass with this rare configuration.



All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1334078 (stock #1930)
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£450.00
DESCRIPTION
A delicately made balustroid wine glass of the Kit-Cat Club style with trumpet bowl leading to teared stem with a nicely formed teared inverted baluster knop above a conical folded foot.

DIMENSIONS
Height: 5¾ inches
Bowl diameter: 2½ inches
Foot diameter: 2⅞ inches

CONDITION
The glass is in good unrestored conditon with a very small air inclusion in the bowl. Just above the weld between the knop and the stem there is a rough patch, chill marks, made during manufacture, in a band about half an inch wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1334110 (stock #1925)
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DESCRIPTION
A superb example of a Dutch engraved armorial wine goblet possibly by Jacob Sang, but, more likely, to be one of the Sang circle of copper wheel engravers working in Amsterdam in the mid-eighteenth century. The glass depicts the royal coat of arms of Princess Anne of Hanover, (1709-59), daughter of King George II of Great Britain. The superb engraving is on a fine light baluster stem goblet with a round funnel bowl supported on an angular shoulder knop above a beaded inverted baluster knop leading to a basal knop standing on a large plain conical foot. The glass is beautifully made out of the best lead metal by a skilled craftsman with a good eye for proportion and balance. The quality, style and craftsmaniship of the engraving is in keeping with that of Jacob Sang but not all the details are consistant with his work. The conclusion can be drawn that either the glass was worked on by more than one engraver or that it was from Sang’s workshop. See similar work by Jacob Sang in the Rjiksmuseum illustrated in volume II plates 218 and 209.

DIMENSIONS
Height: 7½ inches
Bowl diameter: 3¼ inches
Foot diameter: 3⅜ inches

CONDITION
The glass is in first class condition with light wear to the bowl and foot rims.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1334115 (stock #1926)
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£500.00
DESCRIPTION
An elegant plain stem wine glass engraved with a fruiting vine border on the trumpet bowl drawn from a tapering stem all standing on a plain domed foot.

DIMENSIONS
Height: 6¾ inches
Bowl diameter: 2¾ inches
Foot diameter: 2⅞ inches

CONDITION
A soundly made glass in excellent condition and no restoration. Light wear as would be expected.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1334128 (stock #1714)
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£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 #1334130 (stock #1608)
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DESCRIPTION
This glass has a lovely greyish hue to it making the glass look rich and unctious. The slightly waisted bell bowl sits above a stem with a beaded triple annulated shoulder knop with a plain section leading to a basal knop standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS
Height: 7½ inches
Bowl diameter: 2¾ inches
Foot diameter: 3 inches

CONDITION
The bowl contains several specks of black soot particles and a small enclosed air bubble. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1354453 (stock #1999)
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£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 #1354835 (stock #1813)
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£400.00
DESCRIPTION:
A simple and useful sized Georgian lead metal wine goblet the plain ogee bowl above a single series opaque twist (SSOT) stem made up of a pair of spiral gauzes standing on a plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 6⅞ inches;
Bowl diameter 3¼ inches;
Foot diameter 3½ inches.

CONDITION:
In good condition with normal patterns of wear to foot and bowl rims. There is an extremely small and shallow flake on the outside of the foot rim… barely worth mentioning and almost impossible to photograph. The price has been reduced to take into account this minor imperfection.