A charming air-twist wine glass with a round funnel pan-top bowl engraved with a fruiting vine border above a double series air-twist stem composed of a spiral cable inside a pair of mercury corkscrew spirals all standing on a plain conical foot with broken pontil mark. Although the glass looks fine and delicate in fact it is robustly made and feels surprisingly heavy in the hand. A number of factors make the glass quite a rarity. Double series air-twists are more uncommon than single, and the pan-top bowl scarcer still. The addition of the engraving makes for a very fine glass. Ex Peter Hough Collection, Harrogate.
Height 6 inches;
Bowl diameter 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅝ inches.
In very good condition with no restoration. A small insignificant, air inclusion to the foot and the usual signs of wear on the foot and bowl rim.