Double series mercury air twist goblet, ogee bowl

Stock Number: 4189

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, double series mercury air twist wine goblet dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1750.   
 
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 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 large ogee bowl, flute moulded to the lower half, and measuring 7.4 cm (3 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain save for the moulding and sits on a double series mercury twist stem consisting of two mercury air twist tapes winding around a central twist of two air cables.  The stem leads to a large, conical foot which measures 9.2 cm (3.7 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 17 cm (6.8 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any other obvious signs of restoration. There are a couple of small, unburst bubbles in the metal of the bowl.
 
English lead glass.  A perfect glass for claret or red wine.
 
Provenance: Peter Alridge collection.
 
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Double series mercury air twist goblet, ogee bowlDouble series mercury air twist goblet, ogee bowl
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