Antique Georgian Balustroid Wine Drinking Glass - English Lead George II c1740 (Code 1639)
A George II period Balustroid wine glass dating c1740-50. It is an English example and produced in lead glass. The bowl is of rounded funnel form and the stem has top, medial and basal knops. The upper and medial knops are annular form while the basal example is perhaps more of a swelling than a full knop. The stem features quite a significant air tear, and this was to catch and refract candle light when in use. The foot is conical and has a folded foot rim. The pontil scar is rough snapped as expected for this period. Good tooling and striation marks, and quite bright material for this period. A nice example of this early Georgian glass form.
Surprisingly good for period with light wear and scratches for the age. Appears entirely original, a nice example.
Height: 14.3 cm ( 5 5/8 inch )
Width: 5.2 cm ( 2 inch ) across bowl
Weight: 114 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1639 MR19-1
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