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...

more info...

Price: £275.00

Georgian double series colour twist wine glass

Georgian double series colour twist wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, English double series colour twist wine 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 base of the foot.
 
The glass has a bell-shaped bowl measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a double series colour twist stem consisting of two enamel cords wound around a central white enamel lace twist edged in blue.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter.   The glass is 16.8...

more info...

Price: £2,250.00

Georgian double series opaque twist wine goblet

Georgian double series opaque twist wine goblet

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, cup-bowled, double series opaque twist wine goblet 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 a cup-shaped bowl measuring 8.1 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of ten "cotton" enamel strands would around a central gauze.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 8.7 cm (3.5 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 16.7 cm  (6.7 inches)...

more info...

Price: £425.00

Georgian flue-moulded double series opaque twist goblet

Georgian flue-moulded double series opaque twist goblet

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, flute-moulded, double series opaque twist wine goblet 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 ovoid-shaped bowl measuring 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is flute-moulded to the lower half and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of seventeen "cotton" enamel strands would around a twist of two enamel cords.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 8.5 cm (3.4 inches) in...

more info...

Price: £425.00

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...

more info...

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...

more info...

Price: £395.00


Copyright © 2019 The World is made of Glass Ltd