Louis XV French small baluster wine glass

Stock Number: 5000b

This is what we believe to be a small, French, Georgian/Louis XV wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1760.  A very similar glass can be seen in Jacqueline Bellanger's book - "Verre d'usage et de prestige, France 1500-1800".
 
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 250+ years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.  
 
The glass has a bucket-shaped bowl measuring 5.3 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a baluster stem with an angular knop, containing an elongated air tear.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 5.7 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 12.5 cm (5 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  
 
French soda glass.
 
Provenance: The D.S. Neave collection, Marly-le-Roi, France.
     
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