Baluster sweetmeat or champagne glass

Stock Number: 1052

This is what we believe to be an English, baluster sweetmeat or champagne glass dating from the early 18th century, c1730.  

The glass appears to be 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 commensurate 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 double ogee bowl measuring 9.7 cm (3.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl sits on a merise and a triple annulated knop which leads to a plain stem with a basal cushion knop.  The stem leads to a domed and folded  foot which measures 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter.  The glass itself is 14.5 cm (5.8 inches) in height. There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  

It is made from good grey, English lead metal.

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