AIR TWIST GLASSES

18th century Georgian air twist glasses were also known as wormed glasses in the mid-18th century due to their appearance; almost as if a worm had crawled through the glass, leaving a trail behind it where it had "eaten" the glass.   The introduction of air to the glass stem lightened it and it is probably no coincidence that the popularity of Georgian air twist glasses coincided with the 1745 Excise Act which imposed a tax on glass according to its weight,   The glass to the right is a nicely engraved ale glass with a knopped, multi spiral air twist (MSAT) stem.  An MSAT stem was made by creating a circle of holes in the initial gather of glass from where the stem would be drawn and then adding a second gather of glass, leaving a circle of embedded air tears.  When drawn out and twisted the air tears became twists of air in the glass. 



Flute-moulded double series air twist wine glass

Flute-moulded double series air twist wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, flute-moulded, double series air twist wine glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ogee-shaped bowl measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is moulded to the lower half with slightly wrythened flutes.  The bowl sits on a double series air twist stem consisting of four air cables would around a central, thick air cable.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7.2 cm (2.9 inches) in...

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Price: £275.00

Georgian flower-engraved multi spiral air twist wine glass

Georgian flower-engraved multi spiral air twist wine glass

This is what we believe to be a flower-engraved, Georgian, multi spiral air twist wine glass dating from the mid-18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the base of the foot.
 
The glass has a rounded funnel-shaped bowl measuring 5.4 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a sprig of three flowers and foliage and sits on a multi spiral air twist stem..  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter.   The glass is 15.8 cm  (6.3 inches) in...

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Price: £425.00

Multi spiral air twist wine glass, rounded funnel bowl

Multi spiral air twist wine glass, rounded funnel bowl

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, multi spiral air twist wine glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with some 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a small rounded funnel bowl measuring 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a multi spiral air twist stem, which leads us to a conical foot which measures 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15 cm  (6 inches) in height.   It weighs 123 g. (~ 4 1/4 oz.).   There are no chips, cracks, scratches or...

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Price: £325.00

Pan-topped multi spiral air twist wine glass

Pan-topped multi spiral air twist wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, pan-topped, multi spiral air twist wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot commensurate with over 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.
 
The glass has a large pan-topped bowl measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a multi spiral air twist stem with a medial swollen knop.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7.7 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 16.7 cm...

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Price: £275.00

Set of six Continental multi spiral air twist wine glasses

Set of six Continental multi spiral air twist wine glasses

This is what we believe to be a set of six Georgian, Continental, multi spiral air twist stem wine glasses dating from the mid 18th century, c1760.  
 
The glasses are in excellent condition for their age.  This means of course that they show age related wear and tear to both the rims of the bowls and to the rims of the feet consistent with some 250 years of use. They have rough pontil marks on the bottoms of the feet which are nicely striated.
 
The glasses have bell-shaped bowls measuring 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter at the rims.  The bowls are plain and sit on multi spiral air twist stems where the twists extend up into the bases of the bowls.  The stems have a short straight section...

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Price: £675.00

Very large multi spiral air twist goblet, trumpet bowl

Very large multi spiral air twist goblet, trumpet bowl

This is what we believe to be a large Georgian, multi spiral air twist goblet dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1750. 
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with some 250+ years of use.  The bowl is nicely striated as is the foot.
 
The glass has a trumpet-shaped bowl measuring 11 cm (4.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a multi spiral air twist stem that leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 9.8 cm (3.9 inches) in diameter and carries a rough pontil mark.  The glass is an impressive 23 cm...

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Price: £450.00


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