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.



Saxon, olive cut, oval beaker

Saxon, olive cut, oval beaker

This is what we believe to be a Georgian (George III), German beaker dating from the second half of the 18th century, c1780, and made in Saxony.

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 consistent with some 200+ years of use.  

The glass has a bucket-shaped bowl which is oval in cross-section, measuring 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) in length at the bowl rim and 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in width.  The glass tapers slightly as it descends towards the base.   The bowl is cut with eleven lateral rows of cut olives and a basal row of finger fluting.  The glass is 8.5 cm (3.6 inches) in height.  There are...

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Price: £155.00

Small French (Burgundy) baluster stem wine glass

Small French (Burgundy) baluster stem 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, and probably originating from the Burgundy region of France.  A very similar glass can be seen in Jacqueline Bellanger's book - "Verre d'usage et de prestige, France 1500-1800" - on page 483.
 
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 4 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter at the...

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Price: £95.00

Small French (Burgundy) baluster stem wine glass

Small French (Burgundy) baluster stem 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 4 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a baluster stem, containing an air tear, with a...

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Price: £95.00

Wrythened Dutch or German roemer

Wrythened Dutch or German roemer

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental (probably Dutch or German), wrythened 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 4.8 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is wrythen moulded, an unusual form for a roemer, and sits on a hollow stem, open to the cup so that the Rhenish wine or other liquour would reach to the bottom of the stem.  ...

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Price: £135.00

Wrythened wine flute, Liege

Wrythened wine flute, Liege

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, wrythened, wine glass originating in Liege, Belgium and dating from the middle of the18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows light 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.  Such a light glass will show light wear rather than heavy wear if in unrestored condition.
 
The two piece glass has a trumpet bowl measuring 5.8 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is closely wrythen moulded from the base to the rim and the stem is hollow.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures...

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Price: £195.00


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