CONTINENTAL GLASSWARE

While most UK collectors concentrate on English, Scottish and Irish blown glass, we have to accept that some of the greatest glasses of the 18th century came out of Europe, in particular Germany, the Czech Republic (Bohemia), the Netherlands and Belgium.  Indeed many of the bell bowl colour twists, previously thought to be of domestic manufacture are now thought to have been made in the Low Countries, as were some of the light balusters.  It is also true that engraving reached a zenith in the18th century and that British engravers could not match the excellence of our European cousins.  This section features some of those Georgian Continental glasses.   The glass shown on the right is a crizzled German Lauenstein goblet celebrating the reign of George III.  For more information on Georgian Continental glassware try reading "European Glass from 1500-1800" by Klesse Mayr.  For more in depth study you will need to read books on the glassware from specific countries.



Bell bowl plain stem wine glass, long air tear

Bell bowl plain stem wine glass, long air tear

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental plain stem wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  
 
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 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on an extruded plain stem containing a long air tear.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 8.6 cm (3.5 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 18.5 cm (7.4 inches) in...

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Price: £95.00

Bohemian cut glass goblet and cover

Bohemian cut glass goblet and cover

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Bohemian, cut glass goblet and cover dating from the turn of the18th/19th centuries, c1800.  
 
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 polished out pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a large rounded-funnel shaped bowl measuring 8.5 cm (3.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is beautifully cut with bands of olives, diamonds, prism cuts and gothic panels and sits on a merise and a nine-sided inverted baluster stem containing a ruby and adventurine twist.  The stem...

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Price: £495.00

Continental incised twist wine glass, folded foot

Continental incised twist wine glass, folded foot

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental, incised twist wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  
 
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 bell-shaped bowl measuring 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on a widely-spaced incised twist stem.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 7.2 cm (2.9 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15.7 cm (6.3 inches) in...

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Price: £145.00

Dutch or German roemer

Dutch or German roemer

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental (probably Dutch or German), green roemer (or römer) dating from the turn of the 18th/19th centuries, c1800. 
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot and the rim of the bowl consistent with some 200 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the middle of the foot.  
 
The glass has a cup-shaped bowl, measuring 5.7 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a hollow stem, decorated with an irregular milled band to the top and with one row of three applied raspberry prunts.  The stem leads to a conical spirally...

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Price: £125.00

Early four-sided pedestal stem wine glass

Early four-sided pedestal stem wine glass

This is what we believe to be an early, Continental, Georgian, pedestal 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 some 250 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a funnel bowl measuring 6.4 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and solid to the base and sits on a cushion knop and a four-sided pedestal stem.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 7.3 cm (2.9 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 16 cm (6.4 inches) in height. ...

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Price: £145.00

Engraved, baluster wine glass

Engraved, baluster wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental, knopped, engraved wine glass 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 an ogee-shaped bowl measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a formal border under the rim of swags and tails featuring hatched vesicas and has a heavy bottom with an entrapped air tear.  The bowl sits on an irregularly shaped annular knop...

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Price: £155.00


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