Georgian antique 18th century 19th century collectors drinking glass

Rare Antique Cordial Glass with Domed Foot. C.1760

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A charming example of the reasonably rare opaque twist cordial glass with helmet or domed foot the bowl being of round funnel style with an etched swag border and basal honeycomb moulding above a double series white opaque twist stem which contains a pair of spiral tapes surrounded by a single 15-ply spiral band all raised on a domed foot.

Height 6⅛ inches;
Bowl diameter 1¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2½ inches.
Bowl capacity 0.8 fl. oz.

In excellent condition with light wear to the underside of the foot and slightly heavier wear to the bowl rim.

This glass is very similar to the glass illustrated in Turnbull and Herron’s “Price Guide to English 18th Century Drinking Glasses” on page 239 where our attention is drawn to the “stand out” features of the form by being a cordial and having a domed foot. They also draw attention to the similarity in form to plain stem cordials usually attributed to being of Irish manufacture (see enlargement 1 with inset). It is interesting to note, too, the similarity of bowl shape in both examples: they both share the same infrequently seen parallel-sided variation of the round funnel bowl.