Green export glass, hollow stem

Stock Number: 2981

This is what we believe to be a light green, English, export, balustroid wine glass dating from the mid 18th century, c1770. These glasses were made in England for export to the continent and reflected the continental preferences of the time.  They were also made of lightweight glass and had hollow stems to reduce carriage costs.

The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the 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 cup bowl measuring 5.4 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl sits on a hollow stem with a swollen knop above an inverted baluster and basal cushion knop.  The stem leads to a domed foot which measures 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The glass itself is 15.6 cm (6.2 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  

It is made from English soda metal and shows the inclusions and small bubbles typical of the metal. There is a small stone embedded in the foot. It weighs only 110 gms.

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