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Rare English Kit Cat Type Baluster Wine Glass c 1720

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: English: Pre 1800: Item # 627299

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A beautiful English baluster wine glass of Kit Cat, or Kit Kat, type with a trumpet bowl containing a small tear, above a double collar, which is, in turn, above a shoulder knop, a true baluster knop, and a basal knop. Interestingly enough, a true baluster knop is one of the least common knops to be found on baluster glasses, making this a rare piece. It has a folded conical foot with a rough snapped pontil.

This glass is of Kit Cat type, as the true Kit Cat, as shown in Kneller's paintings, has no knops or collars. However, any glass of drawn trumpet form with a baluster or inverted baluster stem is now referred to as a Kit Cat. The particular glass here can be seen in plate 133 of the 1986 edition of Bickerton, and is described as a Kit-Cat stem.

The glass is 6 3/8 inches tall, with a bowl diameter of 2 3/8 inches and a foot diameter of 2 3/4 inches. Superb condition with no flaws.