CONTINENTAL GLASSWARE

While most UK collectors concentrate on English, Scottish and Irish 18th century Georgian 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 on glass reached its zenith in the18th century and that British engravers could not match the excellence of our European cousins.  This section features some of those 18th century Georgian Continental glasses.   The glass shown on the right is a Bohemian goblet and cover with a red enamel glass twisted stem.  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.



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

German goblet with engraved hunting scene

German goblet with engraved hunting scene

This is what we believe to be a late Georgian, German, engraved glass goblet dating from the turn of the 18th/19th centuries, circa 1800.
 
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 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 slightly waisted bucket-shaped bowl measuring 10.2 cm (4.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The heavy based bowl is wheel-engraved with a continuous hunting scene of a hound chasing a stag in countrysideand contains a well-worked air tear in the base.  The bowl sits on...

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Price: £265.00

Hessen engraved baluster wine glass

Hessen engraved baluster wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental, engraved baluster wine glass with a domed foot dating from the end of the 18th century, c1780 and probably originating from Hessen in Germany.   
 
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 rounded funnel bowl measuring 7.3 cm (2.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a formal border under the rim.  The bowl is further engraved with a man in period costume toasting a young lady among foliage and flowers under the legend "Siywartze augen...

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Price: £245.00

Lauenstein gilded baluster goblet

Lauenstein gilded baluster goblet

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Lauenstein, baluster glass goblet with a gilded rim 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 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 funnel bowl measuring 8.2 cm (3.3 inches) in diameter at the gilded rim.  The bowl sits on a heavy inverted baluster stem with a well worked large air tear to the centre.  The stem leads to a domed and folded foot which measures 9 cm (3.6 inches) in diameter.  The glass is  18.2 cm (7.3 inches) in height. There are...

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Price: £375.00

Potsdam or Zechlin engraved and gilded goblet

Potsdam or Zechlin engraved and gilded goblet

This is what we believe to be a magnificent, Georgian, engraved and gilded glass goblet dating from the beginning of the 18th century, c1735, and originating in Potsdam or Zechlin.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with nearly 300 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has a large rounded funnel bowl measuring 9.3 cm (3.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a shepherd boy, his dog and three sheep among trees and fields in a circular border within a gilded cartouche, and a gilded crown above.  The bowl bears the legend "L'innocence...

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Price: £975.00

Saxon, engraved goblet

Saxon, engraved goblet

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, engraved, Saxon, glass goblet dating from the second quarter of the 18th century, c1735.  

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 and to the edge of the bowl rim consistent with age and use.

The glass has a thistle shaped bowl which is 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is wheel engraved with a continuous scene of cows and oxen in a meadow by a farm building, underneath an inscription "T Groeyen En Bloeyen Van Ossen En Coeyen" (`the rearing of and prospering from oxen and cows`).  The bowl sits on a large facet cut cushion knop, a smaller cushion knop cut with a band of...

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Price: £775.00


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