PLAIN STEM GLASSES

The classic simplicity of the plain stem wine glasses of the eighteenth century has made them a favourite of many a collector.  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

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

Large trumpet bowl goblet

Large trumpet bowl goblet

This is what we believe to be a large, Georgian, English, plain stem, trumpet bowl wine goblet dating from the mid 18th century, c1750.  It is shown in the second image next to a normal sized wine glass which is not included in the price.
 
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 consistent with some 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 trumpet-shaped bowl measuring 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on an extruded plain stem containing a long, well-worked air tear and a...

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Price: £425.00

Large, rare, hollow stem ale glass

Large, rare, hollow stem ale glass

This is what we believe to be a rare, tall, hollow stem ale glass dating from the early to mid 18th century, c1740.  

The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the 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.  

Made in three pieces, the glass has an extended funnel bowl measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl sits on a hollow stem which leads to a conical foot which measures 8.3 cm (3.3 inches) in diameter.  The glass itself is 22.2 cm (8.9 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks,...

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Price: £595.00

Mead glass, plain stem

Mead glass, plain stem

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, plain stem mead 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 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 cup bowl measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a plain stem and a conical foot that measures 7.2 cm (2.9 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 14.3 cm (5.7 inches) in height.   There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.   There is a small piece of...

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Price: £365.00


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