This classic heavy baluster has a deep based round funnel bowl, supported on a rare cushioned knop at the 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. It weighs very nearly 10oz/280g: about double that of a similarly sized balustroid glass. This solidity along with the lovely oily, greyish metal make it a very special glass to hold. The glass is beautifully made with superb proportions.
Height 5⅝ inches;
Bowl diameter 2¼ inches;
Foot diameter 2¾ inches.
No condition issues to report.
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 page 35 states that within the baluster glass section cushioned knops make up 2.3% of this category of glasses, second only in rarity to balusters with a cylinder knop.