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Engraved, baluster wine glass

Stock Number: 4796

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental, knopped, engraved wine glass dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1750.  
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot commensurate with over 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.
 
The glass has an ogee-shaped bowl measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a formal border under the rim of swags and tails featuring hatched vesicas and has a heavy bottom with an entrapped air tear.  The bowl sits on an irregularly shaped annular knop and a plain stem with a long, well-worked air tear.  The stem leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 15.3 cm (6.1 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, or any evidence of restoration.  There are some inclusions and unburst small bubbles in the metal of the bowl.  
 
Continental soda glass weighing in at 104 g. (~ 3 3/4 oz.).
 
Please note:
 
1.  All prices quoted are exclusive of postage.  Postage is calculated by weight and charged at the prevailing UK Post Office rates without any additional fees for materials.  Please see our Shipping & Returns page for more information.
 
2.  Payment is by Paypal, by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or by personal cheque.  We do not retain any of your financial information on our system.  If you wish to make an alternative payment arrangement please contact us at contact@theworldismadeofglass.co.uk.  Please note that we do not accept credit or debit cards through the web site but can do via telephone.
 
3.  If you decide that you do not like the piece you have bought when it arrives you have up to 14 days to return the piece to us. Please note our returns policy on our Shipping & Returns page.
 

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Engraved, baluster wine glassEngraved, baluster wine glass
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