This classic heavy baluster has a deep based round funnel bowl supported on a rare cushioned knop at 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 which weighs very nearly 10oz (280g). When you pick this glass up for the first time you will be surprised by how heavy it feels in the hand. about double the of a similarly sized balustroid glass. However, despite its solidity, it is beautifully made with good proportions out of lovely greyish metal.
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 35 states that within the baluster glass section cushioned knops make up 2.3% of this category of glasses, only in second place of rarity to balusters with cylinder knops.