Georgian antique 18th century 19th century collectors drinking glass
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1900 item #1377831 (stock #2013)
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£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 1837 VR item #1377891 (stock #1381)
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£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 : 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 #1334078 (stock #1930)
Athelny Antiques
£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 #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 #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 #1370036 (stock #1936)
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DESCRIPTION:
A sturdily made and beautifully engraved wine goblet of Jacobite interest. The round funnel bowl is lavishly engraved to a much higher standard than most Jacobite glasses and with some pleasing polished details. The three flowers depicted are: a rose, a daffodil and another, possibly a lily. The bowl sits above a multi-spiral airtwist stem, leading to a plain inverted baluster knop to the lower third of the stem, all standing on plain conical foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7⅜ inches;
Bowl diameter 3 inches;
Foot diameter 3⅜ inches.

CONDITION:
In good original condition with no restoration, with the normal age-related wear to the bowl and foot rims.
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 #1370403 (stock #2056)
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£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 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 #1371096 (stock #1526)
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£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 #1371094 (stock #2027)
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£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 #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 #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 #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 : Glass : English : Pre 1800 item #1388471 (stock #2134)
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DESCRIPTION:
A tall and impressive cordial glass with design features indicating that it was probably made in Ireland. The thick based round funnel bowl is engraved with a floral border and is supported on solid plain stem set on a domed foot.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 7¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 2⅛ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅜ inches.

CONDITION:
In good condition with a few small inclusions typical of this era of glass making (see photograph). Appropriate wear to the bowl and foot rims with no restoration.