FACET STEM GLASSES

As the 18th century reached its conclusion the art of cutting advanced towards its zenith, and stems of 18th century Georgian drinking glasses were not spared the treatment.  The twists that dominated the middle of the century made way for cut stems, or faceted stems, which reflected the candlelight.  Normally cut with hexagons or diamond shapes, the cutting varies from the clumsy to the sublime.

The 18th century Georgian glass on the right is one of a set of six which have not only been cut with facets but have also been gilded.  The end result was intended to impress the guest who drank from it as to the wealth of the owner, but ranks as an object of beauty in its own right. 



Chinoiserie engraved and knopped wine glass

Chinoiserie engraved and knopped wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Chinoiserie engraved facet cut stem wine glass dating from the late 18th century, c1790.  
 
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 foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.  
 
The glass has an ogee-shaped bowl measuring 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is beautifully engraved with a Chinoiserie scene of a building among trees and sits on a diamond facet cut stem with a medial angular knop.  The stem leads to a large conical foot...

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Price: £245.00

Egg and dart engraved facet cut stem small wine glass

Egg and dart engraved facet cut stem small wine glass

This is what we believe to be a late Georgian, engraved, facet cut stem small wine glass dating from the turn of the 18th/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 200+ years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated.
 
The glass has an ovoid-shaped bowl measuring 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with an OXO/egg and dart pattern under the rim and sits on an extruded hexagonal-cut stem and a conical foot which measures 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter.  The...

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Price: £60.00

Large, engraved facet cut stem wine goblet

Large, engraved facet cut stem wine goblet

This is what we believe to be a late Georgian, facet cut stem wine goblet dating from the turn of the 18th/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 the rim of the bowl and the rim of the foot consistent with some 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ovoid-shaped bowl measuring 8.8 cm (3.5 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain save for an engraved formal border of embellished printies under the rim and sits on a diamond facet cut stem, the cutting reaching up into the base of the bowl, and a conical foot that measures 8.5 cm (3.4 inches) in...

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Price: £125.00

Small ovoid bowl facet cut stem wine glass

Small ovoid bowl facet cut stem wine glass

This is what we believe to be a late Georgian, facet cut stem small wine or dram glass dating from the end of the 18th century, c1790.
 
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 200 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ovoid bowl measuring 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain and sits on an extruded, diamond facet cut stem.  The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 11.2 cm  (4.5 inches) in height.   There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious signs of...

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Price: £60.00

Vine engraved & knopped Jacobite facet cut stem wine glass

Vine engraved & knopped Jacobite facet cut stem wine glass

This is what we believe to be a Georgian  facet cut stem wine glass, of probable Jacobite significance, dating from the turn of the 18th/19th centuries, c1800.   Such glasses commemorated the Jacobite rebellion, showing the allegiance of their owners by the feet being cut into the shape of the six-petal Jacobite rose.
 
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 200+ years of use.  It has a polished out pontil mark on the foot.
 
The glass has an ovoid bowl measuring 5.2 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a trailing, fruiting vine under the rim, the...

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Price: £175.00


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