Georgian antique 18th century 19th century collectors drinking glass

Antique Glass Baluster Goblet with Mushroom Knop c1710

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A mushroom knopped heavy baluster wine goblet which represents the coming of age for English glassmaking… the time when the medium of lead crystal metal could express a breakaway from Venetian hegemony and define the English style which went on to dominate the glass trade. This glass has all the confidence of the era: it is made from beautifully clear, unctuous lead metal and is well proportioned and harmonious. A glass with great presence. The heavy bottomed round funnel bowl has a very slight incurve which gives a lift to the whole enterprise and after a short section of plain stem is supported by a teared mushroom knop. The tear has been drawn into another plain section and so to a final teared basal ball knop. The whole edifice stands on a folded conical foot.

Height 7¼ inches;
Bowl diameter 3¼ inches;
Foot diameter 3½ inches.

Apart from light scratching to the inside of the bowl (lighter than most glasses of this age) there is a small black cinder inclusion under the fold of the foot (see inset on picture 6). Other than that the glass is in fine original and unrestored condition.