Mixed twist wine flute

Stock Number: 3604

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, mixed twist wine flute or toasting glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1755. 
 
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 200+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.  
 
The glass has a trumpet-shaped bowl measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a thin, mixed twist stem consisting of two "mercury" air strands wound around a central, opaque white enamel gauze.  The stem leads to a conical foot that measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 18.8 cm (7.7 inches) in height and weighs 158 g.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  There is a small unburst bubble in the metal of the bowl near the join to the stem and two collectors' stickers to the bottom of the foot, one stating "Laura Seddon R9".  We believe this to be the same Laura Seddon responsible for The Seddon Collection of English coloured glass, 1975.
 
It is made from English lead glass.
 
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