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Rare Set (4) of Amethyst English Roehmer Glasses c1790

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: Item # 527809

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It is very unusual to find a true set of 18th century lead glass English roehmers, even in the green color which is the most common. To find this deep and beautiful amethyst color set was truly exceptional.

The glasses have large cup bowls on hollow blown stems with applied raspberry prunts, and collars on the upper portion of the stems. The conical feet have applied trailings, and rough snapped pontils.

The glasses are about 4 1/2" tall, with 2 1/2" diameter bowls and 2 3/4" diameter feet. Condition is excellent, with no cracks or chips, with one glass having a tiny polished nick on the foot rim, and some extremely minor and almost invisible trailing losses, as is always the case with period glasses of this form.

A truly special and striking set, for the collector or for the elegant host.