Hessen engraved baluster wine glass

Stock Number: 4094

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental, engraved baluster wine glass with a domed foot dating from the end of the 18th century, c1780 and probably originating from Hessen in Germany.   
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 rounded funnel bowl measuring 7.3 cm (2.9 inches) in diameter at the rim.  The bowl is engraved with a formal border under the rim.  The bowl is further engraved with a man in period costume toasting a young lady among foliage and flowers under the legend "Siywartze augen rotge lippen", translatable as "black eyes, red lips".  The bowl has a heavy base containing a ring of six air tears around a central air tear.  The bowl sits on a hollow baluster stem with a medial angular knop and a basal cushion knop.  The tear leads to a domed foot which measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 16.2 cm (6.5 inches) in height. There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any obvious signs of restoration. 
Probably potash glass weighing in at 165 g. 
Provenance: The Collection of the late D.S. Neave Esq., Marly-le-Roi, France. 
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Hessen engraved baluster wine glassHessen engraved baluster wine glass
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