PLAIN STEM GLASSES

The classic simplicity of the 18th century Georgian plain stem wine glasses has made them a favourite of many a collector and particularly of dealers who appreciate their simplicity.  Some would argue that no drinking glass has ever been as beautiful or as tactile as the eighteenth century trumpet bowled wine glass.  Plain stem wine glasses were made either in two parts or three, the foot always being made separately.  Trumpet bowl wine glasses were nearly always made in two parts with the stem and the bowl being made in a seamless whole.  Glasses such as the one on the right which features a rounded funnel bowl were most often made in three parts, the stem and the bowl being made separately.  The glass on the right has a folded, conical foot.



Deceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing glass

Deceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, large, deceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing 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 ovoid bowl measuring 5.8 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain but thickens quickly towards the base to disguise the small amount of liquor it would contain.  The bowl sits on a thick plain stem, which leads to a broad, thick firing foot which measures 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 12.8...

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Price: £115.00

Dutch-engraved tall bell bowl goblet

Dutch-engraved tall bell bowl goblet

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Dutch-engraved plain stem wine goblet 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 bell-shaped bowl measuring 8.6 cm (3.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is beautifully engraved with a formal border under the rim in a similar manner to that seen on "Newcastle" light balusters, and sits on a long, plain stem.  The stem leads to a domed...

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Price: £245.00

Georgian plain stem ale flute, folded foot

Georgian plain stem ale flute, folded foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, plain stem ale 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 funnel-shaped bowl measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on an extruded plain stem and a conical, folded foot which measures 6.4 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 14.6 cm  (5.8 inches) in height.   It weighs 90 g. (~ 3 1/4 oz.).   There are no chips, cracks, other significant scratches or any...

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Price: £50.00

Georgian plain stem wine glass, ogee bowl, folded foot

Georgian plain stem wine glass, ogee bowl, folded foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian plain stem wine glass 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 age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ogee shaped bowl measuring 4.8 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a plain stem and which leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 14.5 cm (5.8 inches) in height.   It weighs 105 g. (~ 3 3/4 oz.).   There is a light scratch to the...

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Price: £80.00

Hop & barley engraved plain stem ale glass

Hop & barley engraved plain stem ale glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, hop and barley engraved, plain stem ale glass dating from the mid to late 18th century, c1770.  
 
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 funnel bowl measuring 5.8 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is copper-wheel engraved with two barley ears in saltire (crossed) and a single hop to the reverse.  The bowl sits on a plain stem that leads to a conical foot which measures 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15 cm (6 inches) in height. There are no...

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Price: £85.00

Irish plain stem cordial glass, domed foot

Irish plain stem cordial glass, domed foot

This is what we believe to be an Irish, plain stem cordial glass dating from the early 18th century, c1740.  

The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot commensurate with 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 rounded bucket bowl measuring 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a thick, plain stem (hence the attribution to Ireland) which leads to a domed foot which measures 6.9 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter.  The glass itself is 17 cm (6.8 inches) in height. There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any...

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Price: £550.00


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