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.



Louis XVI engraved French wine glass

Louis XVI engraved French wine glass

This is what we believe to be a small, French, Georgian/Louis XVI wine glass dating from the late 18th century, c1790.  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 rounded funnel-shaped bowl measuring 6.8 cm (2.7 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is engraved with a band of stylised flowers under the rim and is...

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Price: £115.00

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

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


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