Deceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing glass

Stock Number: 4827

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, large, deceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing glass dating from the mid 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 small ovoid bowl measuring 5.8 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is plain but thickens quickly towards the base to disguise the small amount of liquor it would contain.  The bowl sits on a thick plain stem, which leads to a broad, thick firing foot which measures 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 12.8 cm  (5.1 inches) in height.   It weighs 395 g. (~ 1 lb.).   There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious signs of restoration.   There is a small inclusion to the metal of the bowl dating from manufacture.  
 
English lead glass.
 
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Deceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing glassDeceptive or toastmaster's plain stem firing glass
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