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Rare Three Knop Antique English Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1765

Rare Three Knop Antique English Opaque Twist Wine Glass c1765

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: Item # 1343466

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A fine example of a triple knopped double series opaque twist (DSOT) antique wine glass. The bell bowl is over a stem with a pair of 3-ply spiral bands outside of a central gauze, and with a flattened shoulder knop, a medial knop, and a basal knop. Conical foot with rough, snapped pontil.

The vast majority of opaque twist glasses have straight stems, and the addition of even one knop adds substantially to the difficulty of making them, and to the value. Each additional knop increases these factors. Also, unlike many multi-knopped opaque twists, which are poorly fashioned and on the spindly side, this fine piece is elegant and wonderfully proportioned, standing a goodly 6 7/8 inches tall, with a 2 9/16 inch bowl diameter and a 2 3/4 inches foot diameter. Excellent condition with no repairs or restoration.