OPAQUE TWIST GLASSES

18th century Georgian 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; probably through the intermediary step of producing a "carrot", a thick piece of stem containing enough glass when extended to produce multiple 18th century Georgian opaque twist stems.  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.



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

Georgian tall double series opaque twist ale glass

Georgian tall double series opaque twist ale glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, 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 plain and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of seventeen "cotton" enamel strands wound around a central twist of two enamel tapes.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 18.8...

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Price: £245.00

Knopped, single series opaque twist wine glass

Knopped, single series opaque twist wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, single series opaque twist wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  
 
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 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and leads to a single series opaque twist stem consisting of a central gauze with a medial swollen knop.  The stem leads to a conical foot that measures 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15.2 cm...

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Price: £395.00

Set of six double series opaque twist wine glasses

Set of six double series opaque twist wine glasses

This is what we believe to be a rare set of six double series opaque twist (DSOT) wine glasses dating from the mid 18th century, c1765.

The glasses are in excellent condition for their age. This means, of course, that they show the age related wear and tear to both the rims of the bowls and to the rims of the feet commensurate with 200+ years of use. They have rough pontil marks on the feet which are nicely striated as are the bowls.

The glasses have rounded funnel bowls measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rims. The bowls sit on double series opaque twist stems consisting of two broad tapes wound around a central twist of two enamel strands. The stems lead to conical feet which measure 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter. The glasses themselves are...

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Price: £1,500.00

Single series opaque twist ale glass

Single series opaque twist ale glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian single series opaque twist ale glass dating from the the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  
 
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 foot consistent with 200+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an extended rounded trumpet bowl measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a single series opaque twist stem consisting of a wide gauze.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 6.9 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 16.8 cm (6.7 inches) in height.   It weighs 167...

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Price: £295.00

Single series opaque twist toasting glass

Single series opaque twist toasting glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, single series opaque twist toasting glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  Traditionally, glasses of this type were snapped or broken through the stem following a special toast, often to one of the great beauties of the day.  As a result, relatively few survive. 
 
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 trumpet bowl measuring 6.4 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a single series opaque twist stem consisting of a corkscrew...

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Price: £475.00


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