A Georgian wine glass constructed of lovely clear lead metal with a plain round funnel bowl, above a small angular knop, above a combined half shoulder and inverted baluster knop, descending to a double series opaque twist made up of a pair of spiral tapes outside a spiral gauze, with basal knop supported on plain conical foot. This style of glass is rarely seen without Dutch wheel engraving… for an example see on the back of the dust jacket of LM Bickerton’s “Antique English Glass”. We are offering a good example of the undecorated version, where it is easier to appreciate the tasteful lines and good proportions of the glass without the distraction of engraving.
Height 6⅝ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¾ inches;
Foot diameter 2⅞ inches.
In good original condition with no restoration, with the normal age related wear to the bowl and foot rims. The opaque twist changes colour under different lighting conditions. Against a black background the threads have a slight bluish colour whereas when lit from behind they appear rich orange colour in others. (See enlargement 4).