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 Continental decanter jug

Engraved Continental decanter jug

This is what we believe to be a Georgian decanter jug or serving bottle dating from the mid 18th century, and probably Continental (France or Spain) in origin.  Andy McConnell shows a similar piece in his new book "The Decanter, Ancient to Modern" on page 130 which is attributed to Bohemia 
 
The jug 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 300 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the base of the foot.  
 
The jug is of double gourd form in the clear colourway and measures 19 cm (5.6 inches) in height.  The body of the jug is decorated with the shallow cutting...

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Price: £115.00

Georgian Continental (French) oil or vinegar cruet

Georgian Continental (French) oil or vinegar cruet

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental olive oil cruet dating from the middle to late 18th century and probably French in origin.  Not dissimilar items can be seen on page 286 of Jacqueline Bellanger's "Verre d'usage et de prestige".
 
The cruet 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 some 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the  base of the foot.
 
The cruet has a baluster-shaped bowl with a cylindrical upper section measuring 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The cruet measures 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter at its widest point across...

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Price: £55.00

Georgian Continental (Liege) honeycomb-moulded wine glass

Georgian Continental (Liege) honeycomb-moulded wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, flute and honeycomb-moulded balustroid wine glass probably originating from Liege in Belgium and dating from the middle 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 rounded bucket bowl measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is honeycomb-moulded to the top half and finger flute moulded to the lower.  The bowl sits on a balustroid stem with shoulder and basal knops and containing a long well-worked air tear.  The stem leads...

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Price: £325.00

Georgian North Bohemian milchglas decanter

Georgian North Bohemian milchglas decanter

This is what we believe to be a North Bohemian, hand-enameled and gilded, Georgian, milk glass decanter and stopper dating from the late 18th century, c1780.   A similar decanter with a different enameled scene can be seen on the web site for Auktionhaus Dr. Fischer at https://www.auctions-fischer.de/kataloge/online-kataloge/266-ii-europaeisches-glas-studioglas.html?kategorie=99&artikel=80069&L=&cHash=740107be73.
 
The decanter is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base commensurate with some 200 years of use.  The pontil mark at the base of the decanter has been polished out.
 
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Price: £225.00

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

Louis XV French small baluster wine glass

Louis XV French small baluster wine glass

This is what we believe to be a small, French, Georgian/Louis XV wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  A very similar glass can be seen in Jacqueline Bellanger's book - "Verre d'usage et de prestige, France 1500-1800".
 
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 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 bucket-shaped bowl measuring 5.3 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a baluster stem with an angular knop,...

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Price: £85.00


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