Antique Georgian Plain Stem Wine Glass with Folded Foot & Etched Bowl c1770 (Code 0642)
A late 18th century Georgian plain stem wine glass. It has a gentle ogee form to the bowl, and the bowl is etched with floral sprigs. The foot is conical and has a rough snapped pontil, it is also folded. The purpose of the foot fold is to strengthen the foot rim and prevent it from chipping - it works well as rarely do you find a folded foot with a chip, they either break completely or remain intact. The stem is a plain series and quite thick for it's type. This style of glass would have been used for wine although the bowl is very small compared to what we use today - the original owner would have had a servant to top the glass. This example is in English lead glass and dates around 1770.
Minor period wear. Some mineral and tiny air bubble inclusions from production as typical for the period.
Height: 11 cm ( 4 1/4 inch )
Width: 4.9 cm ( 1 7/8 inch )
Weight: 102 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 0642 JL17-1
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