OPAQUE TWIST GLASSES

Opaque twist wine glasses came into fashion in the second half of the eighteenth century and were made using moulds into which white (and sometimes coloured) enamel strands were inserted. Clear glass was then poured into the mould and the resultant combination was then extended and twisted.  The long, thin product was then cut up into individual lengths for use as stems.  Well over a hundred different twist combinations have been found, and the rare introduction of coloured enamel into the mix produced even more possibilities.  The glass on the right is a particularly desirable colour twist wine glass with an ogee bowl above a rare blue and white opaque twist stem with the white tape just edged with blue.



Double series opaque twist cordial glass

Double series opaque twist cordial glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, double series opaque twist cordial glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1765.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot and the rim of the bowl consistent with approximately 250 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.  
 
The glass has a rounded funnel shaped bowl measuring 4.8 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of two groups of seven cotton enamel strands wound around a central multiply corkscrew.  The stem sits on a high, conical...

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Price: £375.00

Double series opaque twist wine flute

Double series opaque twist wine flute

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, double series opaque twist wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1765.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and 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 trumpet-shaped bowl measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of seven spirally wound "cotton" enamel strands around a central twist of two enamel cords.  The stem leads to a conical foot that measures 7.4 cm...

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Price: £175.00

Double series opaque twist wine glass

Double series opaque twist wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, double series opaque twist wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1765.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and 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 rounded funnel-shaped bowl measuring 5.2 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of a spirally wound tape interleaved with a spirally wound gauze.  The stem leads to a wide, conical foot that measures 7 cm (2.8 inches) in...

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Price: £195.00

Double series opaque twist wine glass, folded foot

Double series opaque twist wine glass, folded foot

This is what we believe to be a scarce Georgian, double series opaque twist wine glass with a folded foot dating from the mid 18th century, c1760.  Folded feet are scarce on opaque twist glasses and indicates an early glass of its type.
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the bowl and 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 rounded funnel bowl measuring 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of five enamel strands wound around a central solid core.  The stem...

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Price: £365.00

Engraved, opaque twist cordial glass

Engraved, opaque twist cordial glass

This is what we believe to be an English, Georgian, engraved, double series opaque twist stem cordial glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1765.   
 
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 consistent with over 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a small bucket-shaped bowl measuring 4.5 cm (1.8 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a sprig of flowers and leaves and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of four enamel strands wound around a central gauze.   The stem leads to a conical foot that measures...

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Price: £750.00

Flute-moulded double series opaque twist ale glass

Flute-moulded double series opaque twist ale glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, flute-moulded double series opaque twist ale glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1765.  
 
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 extended rounded funnel bowl measuring 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is vertically flute-moulded to the lower half and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of twelve "cotton" enamel strands wound around a central twist of two enamel cords.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7.5 cm...

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Price: £275.00


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