Antique Georgian 18th Century Diamond Facet Stem English Lead Wine Glass c1780 (Code 1390)
A late 18th century English lead glass Georgian period wine glass dating around 1780. It has a diamond facet cut stem and the lower bowl is also cut. This style of glass followed the opaque twists and took us into the 19th century and Regency period. The longer stemmed forms are generally late 18th century while the shorter stemmed versions are a little later. The bowl is still of very small capacity, the same as the twist stem glasses from a little earlier. Both glasses and wine were expensive at this period, and those who could afford them usually had servants who would fill the glasses, so the small size was not a hindrance. The pontil has been ground and polished out, and this is the period when this practice began to emerge, prior to the facet stem series English glasses were almost exclusively left with the pontil scar rough snapped.
Minor period wear, light scuffing to bowl, minor impurities, a good example.
Height: 14.7 cm ( 5 3/4 inch )
Width: 5.1 cm ( 2 inch )
Weight: 146 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1390 SP18-6
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