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 5.3 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a sprig of two daisy-like 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

Georgian multi spiral air twist ale glass, double knop

Georgian multi spiral air twist ale glass, double knop

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, English, double-knopped, multi spiral air twist stem ale glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the base of the foot commensurate with some 250+ years of use. 
 
The glass has an extended rounded funnel-shaped bowl measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a multi spiral air twist stem with shoulder and medial knops.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7.4 cm (3 inches) in diameter and displays a rough pontil mark to the base.  The glass is a very...

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Price: £495.00

Georgian multi spiral air twist wine glass, trumpet bowl

Georgian multi spiral air twist wine glass, trumpet 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.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the base commensurate with some 250+ years of use. 
 
The glass has a trumpet-shaped bowl measuring 6.9 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on an extruded multi spiral air twist stem and a conical foot which measures 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter and displays a rough pontil mark.  The glass is 16.8 cm (6.7 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration. ...

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Price: £275.00

Multi spiral air twist wine glass, bell bowl

Multi spiral air twist wine glass, bell 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 bell-shaped bowl measuring 7 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a multi spiral air twist stem, the air trails reaching up into the base of the bowl.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15.8 cm  (6.3 inches) in height.   It weighs 162 g. (~ 5...

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Price: £325.00

Multi spiral air twist wine glass, waisted bucket bowl & knop

Multi spiral air twist wine glass, waisted bucket bowl & knop

This is what we believe to be a rare, Georgian, English, multi spiral air twist stem wine glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the base commensurate with some 250+ years of use. 
 
The glass has a slightly waisted bucket-shaped bowl measuring 5.2 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a knop and a multi spiral air twist inverted baluster stem and high conical foot which measures 7.2 cm (2.9 inches) in diameter and displays a rough pontil mark to the base.  The glass is 15 cm (6 inches) in height.  There are no...

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Price: £725.00


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