George III Antique English Facet Cut Stem Wine Glass with Rose Pattern Bowl (Code 1920)
The pontil scar on this example 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. The way the base of the bowl has been cut also means when you look at it in plan view it forms the shape of a flower. There is some suggestion this was meant as a secret code for the Jacobite cause, however by this period the Jacobite cause was all but over - so it could have been a gentleman's club talking point but likely little else.
Very good for period, just some minor wear and a little patch of marks to the bowl.
Width: 5.2 cm ( 2 inches ) across bowl
Height: 14.7 cm ( 5 3/4 inches )
Weight: 148 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 1920 OC19-2
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