BALUSTERS & BALUSTROIDS

18th century Georgiian baluster glasses were so called because the initial stems reflected that shape, starting thin at the top and swelling as they descended to the foot.  They were soon replaced by the inverted baluster with the swelling at the top, making it easier to keep hold of the glass.  Over time all sorts of different knop shapes were introduced to the stem.  As the eighteenth century progressed and penalties were imposed on glass according to its weight, the size of the knops on these heavy Georgian baluster glasses grew smaller and arguably more elegant, and the resultant glasses were known as light balusters or just balusters.  As they became not much more than swellings to the stem, the term balustroid was accorded them.  The glass to the right is a very nice, Georgian, deceptive, heavy baluster dram glass with a ball knop and folded, conical foot.



Baluster sweetmeat or champagne glass

Baluster sweetmeat or champagne glass

This is what we believe to be an English, baluster sweetmeat or champagne glass dating from the early 18th century, c1730.  

The glass appears to be 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 double ogee bowl measuring 9.7 cm (3.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a merise and a triple annulated knop which leads to a plain stem with a basal cushion knop.  The stem leads to a domed and folded  foot which measures 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter.  The glass itself...

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Price: £750.00

Baluster tazza, 24.5 cm

Baluster tazza, 24.5 cm

This is what we believe to be an English, Georgian, baluster tazza dating from the early 18th century, c1730.  
 
The tazza 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 commensurate with 200+ years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl. 
 
The tazza has a shallow bowl measuring 24.3 cm (9.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a collar, two merises, an annulated knop,and a true baluster. The stem leads to a domed and folded foot which measures 11 cm (4.4 inches) in diameter.  The tazza is 10.8 cm (4.3 inches) in height.  There is a very light...

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Price: £450.00

Baluster wine glass

Baluster wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian baluster wine glass dating from the early 18th century, c1730.  
 
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 heavy-bottomed bell-shaped bowl measuring 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and has a thick base containing an air tear.  The bowl sits on a short piece of plain stem, an inverted baluster containing a long, well-worked air tear and a basal swollen knop.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot which also measures 7.6 cm (3 inches) in...

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Price: £815.00

Balustroid wine glass, ovoid bowl, swollen knop

Balustroid wine glass, ovoid bowl, swollen knop

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, balustroid wine glass with a folded foot 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 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 an ovoid bowl measuring 4.7 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and leads to an extruded balustroid stem consisting of a short piece of plain stem and an inverted baluster.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot that measures 7 cm (2.8 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 13 cm...

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Price: £235.00

Balustroid wine glass, shoulder knop

Balustroid wine glass, shoulder knop

This is what we believe to be a Georgian balustroid wine glass dating from the early 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 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a rounded funnel bowl measuring 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl sits on a slim, inverted balustroid stem which leads to a conical, folded foot that measures 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 14.8 cm (5.9 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or...

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Price: £225.00

Balustroid wine glass, shoulder knop, folded foot

Balustroid wine glass, shoulder knop, folded foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian balustroid wine glass dating from the early 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 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a rounded funnel bowl measuring 5.3 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl sits on a slim, inverted balustroid stem which leads to a conical, folded foot that measures 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15.5 cm (6.2 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches...

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Price: £215.00


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